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Qualification name Diploma in Marine Engineering (Foundation)
Qualification level 2
Awarding organisation City & Guilds of London Institute
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 2nd September 2021
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

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

If you want to work as a skilled vehicle technician in garages, dealerships and maintenance depots, this course will give you the skills you need. It's a practical course which provides hands on experience of using the latest technology and equipment on a range of light vehicle makes and models. It is the next step for anyone who has already completed a level 2 motor vehicle qualification and would like to move on to more complex maintenance, fault diagnosis or supervisory roles. It would also be suitable for you if you have not completed the level 2 but have a good level of technical skills and knowledge geted through work in the automotive industry.

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

Completion of a Level 2 Motor Vehicle course or equivalent. Interview and assessment test. English and maths GCSE at grade 4/C or above.

View the key features of this course.

You will become familiar with the day- to-day operation of a commercial garage and develop skills in customer service, as well as learning about the importance of health and safety in the workplace. You will get an understanding of the principles behind automotive systems and use practical skills to service and repair vehicles in an industry standard workshop environment/real workplace. You will explore career paths and job roles within the automotive industry. The course will teach you the knowledge and practical skills to be able to diagnose and rectify engines, chassis systems, transmission and driveline systems as well as fault finding and repair of electrical systems.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

You will be taught practical skills through demonstrations and instruction in an industry standard workshop environment/ the workplace. There will be some classroom-based theory sessions. The course includes a period of work experience in the automotive sector. There will be visits to industry and talks and demonstrations from industry representatives.

Find out what material you will need.

You will need personal and protective equipment including overalls and safety boots.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

You will be assessed throughout the course by use of practical workshop / workplace assessment tasks. Knowledge components of the course will be assessed via online multiple-choice questions. You will need to complete a written assignment and coursework. You will also build a portfolio of evidence that will demonstrate your knowledge and skills.

On successful completion of this course you could go directly into employment or an advanced apprenticeship in vehicle maintenance and repair. Alternatively, you could move on to to a higher-level motor vehicle qualification such as an HNC in Automotive Engineering

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Name Tor Bridge High
Address Miller Way
Plymouth
PL6 8UN
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