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Qualification name Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (VRQ)
Qualification level 2
Awarding organisation The Institute of the Motor Industry
Learning method Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 2nd September 2024
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

This course is designed to further extend the knowledge and ability of students wishing to continue their study in vehicle mechanical maintenance and repair. The course is taught in our well equipped workshops and classrooms, it will involve completion of theoretical study using classroom delivery, assignments, phase tests and on-line multi-choice exams. The practical sessions require you to satisfy practical assessment criteria using pre-set tasks with the results recorded in a practical task workbook.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Four GCSEs at Grade 3 [D] or above including English or maths.

View the key features of this course.

The units you will study are likely to include: Core units: Knowledge/Skills of routine light vehicle maintenance Knowledge/Skills of light vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components Knowledge/Skills of removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components Knowledge/Skills of removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components Knowledge/Skills of light transmission and driveline units and components Knowledge/Skills of light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components Knowledge/Skills of Health and safety Knowledge/Skills of Job Roles in the Automotive Enviroment Knowledge/Skills of Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Enviorment Specialist units: Skills of Removing and Replacing Heavy Transmission and Drive Line Units and Components

Understand how the course will be delivered.

A combination of theory lessons in the classroom and practical demonstrations, training and hands on experience within our state of the art vehicle workshops. You will usually be in college for 3 days per week.

Find out what material you will need.

You will be expected to provide overalls, safety boots or shoes, writing equipment and a folder for your work. You will be provided with a preferred Kit List that will assist you during your course. This kit will always belong to you is fully transferable to take with you in to employment.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

There is continuous assessment of practical work throughout the course and end of unit written phase/on-line multi-choice examinations. Students will also need to produce a portfolio of evidence in the form of a folder of assessed college work gained over the year.

Progression and Career Opportunities:

Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship

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Name Northampton College
NN11 4HJ
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Phone 03001232344
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