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Qualification name Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance
Qualification level 1
Awarding organisation City & Guilds of London Institute
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 1st September 2023
Cost £0.00
Cost description This course is free for anyone aged 16 � 18. If you are outside this age group please contact 01782 254188. College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under �23,000 can receive up to �20 per week financial suppor
Attendance pattern Daytime

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You will have 2 GCSEs at grade 2 or above in maths and English. However, if you have a keen interest in the subject and commitment to succeed, your entry requirements will be discussed at interview. As part of your study programme here at the College alongside your chosen course you will complete a maths and/or English qualification if you have not already achieved a grade 4 or above. (This will be a GCSE for all students with a grade 3 or below). Progressing students will also need to dem

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This course is designed to give you the skills required to maintain and repair light vehicles. You will cover a range of topics from how to remove and refit wheels and tyres, to engine dismantle and rebuild. As well as how to work safely whilst you will develop your personal effectiveness skills and communication skills to enable you to progress to further training or employment. The study programme will also incorporate a range of work related experience activities to ensure that you have the breadth of skills required to progress to further/higher education, employment or an apprenticeship. Level 1 is the entry qualification for this field and will take one year to complete. Your time at college will be spent equally between the classroom covering theory and the workshop to put theory into practice.

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You will come into college for three days a week and will be required to wear a uniform consisting of a NSCG Embroidered Polo-shirt and Fleece, black work trousers and toe capped boots. During your course, you will be required to undertake 24 hours of work experience. This could be in a garage or attending an event directly relevant to your course. Work experience will look great on your CV and may also lead to a full time apprenticeship. The department schedule a number of class trips th

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You will be assessed by the use of practical assessments and assignments that will form part of a portfolio of your work. You will also complete a number of multiple choice online tests during the course.

You will develop practical skills in this trade and once you have completed the Level 1 course, you will then progress onto the Level 2 in Motor Vehicle. During Level 2, you will be able to build on the skills you have already developed and gain further skills in inspection, exhaust systems, fabrication and welding, batteries and breaking system components as well as enterprise and entrepreneurial concepts and problem solving. You may wish to seek an apprenticeship or employment in the auto

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Name NSCG Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group - Stafford Campus
Address Victoria Square
Earl Street
ST16 2QR
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Phone 01785 223800

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