Automotive & Engineering
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

This vocational competence qualification (VCQ) is aimed at experienced technicians who are working at, or beginning to work at, management level. To be awarded this qualification, learners must demonstrate that they are able to perform their job competently. Therefore a typical learner will be 19 years plus, working in industry with experience of diagnosing and rectifying faults on a wide range of vehicle systems. It is expected that learners will already hold a Level 3 automotive technical qualification and/or an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Units within the course include:

  • Knowledge of support for Job Roles in the Automotive Environment
  • Competency in supporting Job Roles
  • Competency in Making Learning possible through Demonstrations & Instruction
  • Knowledge of How to Identify and agree Motor Vehicle Customer Service Needs
  • Knowledge in Monitoring Procedures to Control Risk to Health & Safety
  • Competency in Monitoring Procedures to Control Risks in Health & Safety in the Automotive Sector
Entry Requirements

Level 3 Motor Vehicle with GCSE English and maths or Equivalent functional skills at Level 2 for both subjects.

Assessment Method

This qualification requires a practical approach to assessment. Learners must provide evidence of their occupational competence in the workplace. However the qualification also uses online tests and written assignments to ensure the learner's knowledge and understanding.

Progression Opportunities

For some learners this qualification could prepare them for progression to further learning and training. For others, this qualification could also provide a useful recognition of their practical skills and knowledge, to aid their step from one job role to another.

Study Methods

Learning takes place at our Southall Campus. Designed over two days within our Motor Vehicle Workshops, classrooms, IT suites and Self Study.

The sessions are a combination of Practical & Theory with Portfolios, written tests and assessments.


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