It won’t be long until self-driving cars are a part of our everyday lives, but what they can’t do is make or repair themselves. This means that there is and always will be a huge demand for mechanics and vehicle technicians, with over 39 million vehicles registered for use on UK roads. Practical skills and logical thinking are required in the industry, along with patience and a determination to succeed.
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This course is for those with a keen interest to learn about the maintenance of light vehicles, and the different roles that are available in the retail motor industry.
Units include: Health and safety, locating interpreting and using technical information, applying engineering techniques in an automotive environment, moving loads and vehicle lifting, the retail motor industry, preparation to become a vehicle driver, tools, equipment and consumable materials for vehicle maintenance, lubrication system components and operation, air and liquid cooling system components and operation, light vehicle exhaust system components and maintenance, engine system components and operation, vehicle steering and suspension system components, hybrid vehicle wheel and tyre construction and maintenance, among others.
You must have a keen interest and a desire to learn how they work and how to maintain and repair them. You will be assessed through practical tasks and online testing. This course is made of units including: Good house keeping and health and safety, job roles and responsibilities in the motor industry, tools and equipment used in light vehicle maintenance and repair, engine systems including mechanical, lubrication, cooling, fuel, ignition, air induction and exhaust, and much more.
This course builds on the knowledge and skills gained at Level 2. Focussing predominately on complex fault diagnosis, it is designed to provide a standardised approach for the delivery and assessment of both the knowledge and skills required to diagnose faults and repair electrical/electronic and mechanical systems found on faults on modern vehicles. This course is made up of modules consisting of: electrical systems, chassis systems including wheels and tyres, steering, suspension and brakes, routine maintenance and servicing, and transmission systems, and more.
The motor vehicle industry creates £27 billion of revenue for the UK
There are 43,088 vehicle maintenance and repair businesses active in the UK