This one-year course is ideal for school leavers who wish to study and gain practical experience in a wide variety of automotive trades. It is a good foundation programme if you want to develop a career in the automotive industry.
There are no formal entry requirements, although GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade 3/D or above would be an advantage. You'll attend a formal interview, followed by a college devised test. Commitment and enthusiasm for the automotive industry are essential.
The programme is approximately 35% practical and 65% theory. Students are always encouraged to gain subject-related work experience.
Three weeks are set aside purely for the purpose of enrichment. In addition to this, trips related to the core programme may be organised. There is usually no or minimal cost for any of these activities.
The course is primarily assessed through college devised assessments and external online examinations, spread over the course of the year. Practical assessments will also form part of the qualification.
On completion of this course successful learners may choose to progress to Level 2 or consider a career as an apprentice in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.