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Motor Vehicle 11

16-18 College

Motor Vehicle

Motor Vehicle have two exciting year long courses, which will help in providing students with a firm foundation of practical skills, alongside the relevant technical knowledge of motor vehicles to enable them to progress into the industry.

 

Successful students tend to have an excellent working knowledge of motor vehicles and their possible faults, strong communication skills, be able to keep up to date with the new technology, have willingness to learn on the job and pay attention to their manager, have a strong interest in a variety of motor vehicles and electronic equipment. 

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What can I study?

Automotive Maintenance Level 1

This is an exciting course which helps to provide students with a firm foundation of practical skills alongside the relevant technical knowledge of motor vehicles

Length: 1 Year
Study: Full Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: West Lancashire College

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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2

With a firm foundation of practical skills alongside the relevant technical knowledge of motor vehicles, this course will enable them to progress in the industry.

Length: 1 Year
Study: Full Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: West Lancashire College

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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 3

The Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 3 course covers the technical needs of today’s motor vehicle repair industry, working on all types of light vehicles.

Length: 36 Weeks
Study: Full Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: West Lancashire College

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Meet our Motor Vehicle students and tutors

What can I do with a qualification in Motor Vehicle?

Daily tasks:

  • Repairs and services air conditioning, heating and engine-cooling systems.
  • Installs additional electrical amenities such as radio/CD players, aerials.
  • Checks condition of electrical/electronic systems and carries out servicing tasks.
  • Diagnoses faults in electrical/electronic circuitry, removes faulty components and fits replacements.
  • Carries out routine maintenance checks on oil and air filters, brakes and other vehicle parts/systems.
  • Reassembles, tests, adjusts and tunes the appropriate parts, systems or entire engine.
  • Removes, dismantles, repairs and replaces defective parts and prepares new parts using appropriate tools.
  • Visually checks, test drives or uses test equipment to diagnose engine and mechanical faults.

Median Salary

£27,897 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Positions, secures and repairs external fittings including windows, doors, door handles, catches and roof attachments.
  • Installs and repairs interior fittings including seats, seatbelts and fascia in cars, sinks and special features in caravans and mobile shops.
  • Hammers out dents in bodywork, fills in small depressions or corroded areas in solder, plastic or other filler compound and replaces body panels using hand and power tools.
  • Repairs damage to chassis and engine mountings using hydraulic rams, jacks and jigs.
  • Selects, cuts, shapes and assembles materials to form parts of vehicle underframe, framework and body.
  • Diagnoses job requirements or ascertains work specifications from drawings or instructions.

Median Salary

£26,655 View more

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