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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
4.3 Transportation Operations and Maintenance
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
600/9216/6
GLH:
50 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£29.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the motor vehicle sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in motor vehicle or other related sectors.

    These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the motor vehicle sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in motor vehicle or other related sectors.

    The qualifications have been developed with the support of a number of further education colleges, training providers and adult and community learning providers. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. These qualifications are also suitable for pre 16 learners.

    Changes to our “Skills for…” qualifications

    The recent review of our Vocational qualifications has resulted in changes to qualifications in the Motor Vehicle sector that will come in to effect as of the 1st August 2020. Please refer to the new Skills for the Motor Vehicle Sector qualification specification or unit spreadsheet for further details.

     

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete one of the two mandatory units from the Mandatory Group (M), totalling a minimum of 4 credits. In addition, they must complete a further 2 credits from group O1 (Optional Units).


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete one of the two mandatory units from the Mandatory Group (M), totalling a minimum of 4 credits.

    Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/600/3296
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    Tools, Equipment and Materials for Vehicle Maintenance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/600/3297
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    Optional Units

    Learners must complete two credits from this group, O1 (Optional Units).

    Automotive Foundation Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/503/3379
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    Introduction to Compression Ignition Fuel Systems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/602/0009
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    Introduction to Low Carbon Technologies in the Automotive Industry

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/602/0011
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    Introduction to Spark Ignition Fuel Systems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/602/0008
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    Simple Paint Spraying Processes

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/502/4676
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    Spark Ignition System Maintenance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/600/3307
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    Vehicle Exhaust Systems Components and Maintenance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/600/3305
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    Vehicle Wheels and Tyres Construction and Maintenance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/600/3304
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is suitable if you need a short introductory level 1 course relating to the motor vehicle sector. It is particularly appropriate for:

    • unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to the motor vehicle sector to potential employers, particularly where further work-based training will be on offer
    • young people on traineeships who are working at level 1 and are seeking a short, focused qualification in the sector in which they wish to work/gain an apprenticeship, as part of the work preparation training element of a traineeship
    • learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at level 1 before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 2.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification provides you with an introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to the motor vehicle sector. You must take at least one of the following units:

    • Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance
    • Tools, Equipment and Materials for Vehicle Maintenance.

    Optional units include topics such as simple paint spraying processes, and maintenance of vehicle exhaust and spark ignition systems and wheels and tyres.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. You should take the Award if you need only a small amount of focused learning in the motor vehicle sector before progressing to a Level 2 qualification, an apprenticeship, or to employment (with further training where possible), as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    You could progress from this qualification to an entry-level role in the motor vehicle sector such as body shop, workshop or spray-painter’s assistant but job roles at this level are very limited. You could progress to a job role as an apprentice. Job roles for apprentices are typically technician roles such as motorcycle service technician, light vehicle service technician, auto electrical technician or lift truck technician.


    What are the progression options?

    You can progress to a level 2 certificate or diploma in the motor vehicle sector, or to a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, although it is recommended that you also have maths skills at level 1.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    You do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.

    Funding information

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    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms

    Suggested Resources for Motor Vehicle

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