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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
4.3 Transportation Operations and Maintenance
Credits:
25
Qualification No:
600/8843/6
GLH:
170 hours
Total qualification time:
250 hours
Price:
£109.00 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 the two mandatory units from the Mandatory Group (M), totalling 8 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 8 credits from Group O1 (Optional units - Motor Vehicle Skills) and 9 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional units - Employability Skills, English and Maths). At least 7 credits from groups O1 and O2 combined must be at level 1 or above, of which at least 2 credits must be from Group O1. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title.


    Units

    Mandatory

    8 credits must be completed from this group.

    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: Motor Vehicle Skills

    A minimum of 8 credits must be completed from this group. At least 2 credits must be at level 1 or above

    Automotive Foundation Skills

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Automotive Foundation Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/503/3379
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    Braking Systems

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Routine Braking System Checks

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/502/4667
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    Vehicle Braking Systems Components and Maintenance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/600/3302
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    Compression Ignition Engine Systems

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Compression Ignition Engine Systems, Components and Operation

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/600/3299
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    Cooling and Lubrication System Checks

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Routine Cooling and Lubrication System Checks

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/502/4666
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    Engine Components and Operations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Principles of Engine Components and Operations

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/502/4658
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    Introduction to Compression Ignition Fuel Systems

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to Spark Ignition Fuel Systems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/602/0008
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    Light Vehicle Construction

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Light Vehicle Construction

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/502/4673
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    Light Vehicle Engine Mechanical, Lubrication and Cooling System

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Knowledge of Light Vehicle Engine Mechanical, Lubrication and Cooling System Units and Components

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/601/3719
    Click here to view full unit details
    Motorcycle Construction

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Motorcycle Construction

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/502/4674
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    Principles of Component Fitting

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Principles of Component Fitting

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/502/4664
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    Routine Light Vehicle Maintenance

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Knowledge of Routine Light Vehicle Maintenance

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/601/3716
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    Routine Vehicle Maintenance Processes and Procedures on Vehicles with Four Wheels or more

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/600/3303
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    Skills in Routine Light Vehicle Maintenance

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/601/3871
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    Routine Motorcycle Maintenance

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Routine Motorcycle Maintenance Processes and Procedures

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/600/3310
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    Routine Vehicle Checks

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Routine Vehicle Checks

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/502/4670
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    Simple Body Repair Processes

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Simple Body Repair Processes

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/502/4662
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    Simple Paint Spraying Processes

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Simple Paint Spraying Processes

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/502/4676
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    Spark Ignition and Compression Ignition Fuel Systems

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Introduction to Spark Ignition and Compression Ignition Fuel Systems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/502/5264
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    Spark Ignition Engine Systems

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Spark Ignition Engine Systems, Components and Operation

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/600/3298
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    Spark Ignition System Maintenance

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Spark Ignition System Maintenance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/600/3307
    Click here to view full unit details
    Steering and Suspension

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Principles of Light Vehicle Steering and Suspension Systems

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/502/4661
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    Steering and Suspension Systems Components and Maintenance 4 Wheels or More

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/600/3301
    Click here to view full unit details
    Vehicle Electrical Foundation Skills

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Vehicle Electrical Foundation Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/600/3308
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    Vehicle Exhaust Systems Components

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    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 Lighting System Maintenance

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Vehicle Lighting System Maintenance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/600/3309
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    Wheels and Tyres

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Routine Wheel and Tyre Checks

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/502/4669
    Click here to view full unit details

    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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    Optional units: Employability, English and Maths

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Employability Skills

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4059
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4064
    Click here to view full unit details

    Communication skills for work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4081
    Click here to view full unit details

    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/4071
    Click here to view full unit details

    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4074
    Click here to view full unit details

    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/617/4157
    Click here to view full unit details

    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4091
    Click here to view full unit details

    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4088
    Click here to view full unit details

    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4095
    Click here to view full unit details

    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4098
    Click here to view full unit details

    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/617/4101
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    Making the Most of Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4104
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    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4107
    Click here to view full unit details

    Numeracy Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4148
    Click here to view full unit details

    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4130
    Click here to view full unit details

    Self-Management Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/617/4133
    Click here to view full unit details

    Setting and Meeting Work-Related Targets

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4137
    Click here to view full unit details

    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6262
    Click here to view full unit details

    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6260
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6258
    Click here to view full unit details

    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6915
    Click here to view full unit details

    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4142
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4145
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    Working Safely

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/617/4124
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4151
    Click here to view full unit details

    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4154
    Click here to view full unit details
    English

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Engage in Discussion

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/6129
    Click here to view full unit details

    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6321
    Click here to view full unit details
    Listen and Respond

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/4135
    Click here to view full unit details

    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/6319
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    Read for Information

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Information

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6127
    Click here to view full unit details

    Read for Information

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4131
    Click here to view full unit details
    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6126
    Click here to view full unit details

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6318
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    Speak to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/505/6128
    Click here to view full unit details

    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/6320
    Click here to view full unit details
    Write Accurately

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write Accurately

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4159
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    Write with Accuracy

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4160
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    Write to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6130
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    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6322
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    Maths

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Making Calculations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/4864
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    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4868
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/4862
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4882
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    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/4867
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    Using Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/4866
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    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/4869
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4863
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/4872
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    Using Probability

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Probability

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/4870
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    Using Size and Shape

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Size, Shape and Measures

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4865
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    Using Size, Shape and Space

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4890
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is suitable if you need a broad introductory level 1 course relating to the motor vehicle sector. It is particularly appropriate for:
    • Young people interested in a career in the motor vehicle sector who intend, but are not yet ready, to access level 2 qualifications or a level 2 apprenticeship
    • Young people and adults, including those who have had a significant break from or disjointed experience of education, who wish to work in the motor vehicle sector but need a grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general employability skills, usually over a one year period, before applying for work.


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

    This qualification provides a range of introductory skills, as well as core knowledge, relevant to the motor vehicle sector, alongside generic employability skills which are needed both in the motor vehicle industry and across other sectors.

    Mandatory units include:
    • Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance
    • Tools, Equipment and Materials for Vehicle Maintenance

    Optional units include knowledge and skills relevant to different job roles in the sector (such as routine vehicle and motorcycle checks, fuel, braking and suspension systems, component fitting and maintenance) alongside generic employability skills (such as time-management and solving work-related problems).


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    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

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. You should take the Certificate if you need a broad introduction to the sector, as well as more generic workplace skills, before progressing to a level 2 Apprenticeship or level 2 qualification or to employment (with further training where possible), as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.


    What are the progression options?

    You could progress from this qualification to an entry-level role in the motor vehicle sector such as bodyshop, 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.


    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.

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