Study Programme - Heavy Vehicle (HGV) Level 2


1. Course details

Qualification name Certificate in Vehicle Systems Maintenance (Entry 3)
Qualification level E
Awarding organisation City & Guilds of London Institute
Course webpage https://courses.wakefield.ac.uk/PSWebEnrolment/webenrolment.aspx?page=~/webcontrols/coursedisplay.ascx&CourseInformationID=3609
Course type Classroom based
Course hours FullTime
Course start date 01 September 2020
Cost description Please contact us for further details
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

Are you interested in a career as a Heavy Vehicle technician? To work in either a dealership that focusses on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage, franchise or large fleet operator that deals with many different makes of vehicles. You would work on all the systems found within the vehicle. The nature of the work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The day-to-day tasks faced by the technician are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques. Future Career and Earning Potentials: Motor Mechanic £18K-£35K Motor Vehicle Breakdown Engineer £20K-£40K (Source: National Careers Service) Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all levels.

3. Entry requirements

Entry 3 (Automotive) GCSEs 2-1 or below in English and maths Level 1 (Automotive) 3 GCSEs 9-1 Level 2 5 GCSEs 9-3 including English and maths OR Level 1 in an automotive qualification plus English and maths at grade 9-3

4. What you'll learn

This study programme will cover a range of the topics and units at each level, some of which are listed below: You will study Health & Safety as a mandatory unit plus: Level 2 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle (HGV) • Engineering skills • Heavy vehicle chassis systems • Heavy Vehicle Engine systems • Knowledge and skills of inspection techniques

5. How you'll learn

This course is 50% classroom study and 50% practical work. You’ll learn by attending practical and theoretical sessions in our classrooms and state-of-the-art motor vehicle workshops.

6. What you'll need to bring

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7. How you'll be assessed

You’ll be assessed through practical tasks conducted in our mechanical workshops and evolve online knowledge examinations and portfolio building.

8. Next steps

Further Study: On successful completion and with the required English and maths grades you can progress through the levels. Career Opportunities: Many opportunities exist for technicians within the industry. You could join a small local firm, a major national chain or end up owning your own business. You could work on buses or farm vehicles, work on new models for a manufacturer.

9. Venue

Name Castleford Campus
Address Thunderhead Ridge
Castleford
West Yorkshire
WF10 4UA
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Email courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk
Phone 01924 789111
Website http://www.wakefield.ac.uk

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