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Motor Vehicle Entry 3 at Sheffield College

Course description

This is a 1 year full time course.

About the course

This course will help prepare you for further study at Level 1. Theory lessons will cover the required technology. These are classroom based, giving you the opportunity to take notes to aid your studies. Practical lessons take place in the motor vehicle workshops and give you the opportunity to develop the skills needed to pass the assessments. You will learn about safety in the workshop, the tools and specialist equipment and how to carry out basic checks and repairs on the vehicles.

You will need to bring your own overalls and safety boots for workshop sessions. All other safety equipment will be provided. The course is approximately 50% theory and 50% practical.

Functional Skills lessons also form an important part of your course.

They include English and maths and you will attend lessons to help improve your skills in these areas. There will be formal assessments when you are ready.

You need to attend regularly and be on time for every lesson. Your progress will be reviewed regularly in tutorial sessions

Personal Study Time

You are expected to study independently in your own time, building up your knowledge of motor vehicle technology.

You will be given passwords for our online learning materials. We have a comprehensive library for you to read suitable textbooks on the subject. Recommended reading is Vehicle and Engine Technology by Heisler, Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology by Hillier, Motor Vehicle Studies for GCSE by Hewitt

Will this course suit me?

All applicants should demonstrate a willingness and a desire to study on a motor vehicle course.

Qualification Title

Certificate in Vehicle Technology

What students say about this course.

“it covers a lot about cars but you have to work hard to pass”

“I enjoyed the practicals best and now I have a part time job in fast fit”

 “it is not easy to pass this course but it’s worth it in the end”

“the teachers all have trade experience and are good at putting things across”

“I found the course hard at first because I thought it would be all just practical, but my teachers helped me keep at it and now I am on Level 1”

 

 

 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements needed to join, but those in education will be expected to complete their current learning programme. You will be asked to complete an assessment of your maths and English skills at interview, to help decide which level of study is right for you.

 

Assessment

Knowledge is assessed using on line exams, and also by oral questioning during practical assessments.  Practical assessments will be carried out in the motor vehicle workshops following training and practice in the required competencies. Students will be required with assistance to build a portfolio of their work.

 

Financial information

Money

At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.

Free meals

If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.

Travel passes

Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.

Learner Support Fund

If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Future opportunities

Where Can It Lead?

Following success in this course you can apply to join a Level 1 Motor Vehicle course in Mechanical or Body & Paint.
Career opportunities include working in motor vehicle repair establishments of fast fit outlets, as a repair technician or parts specialist.
 

Further information

How to apply   

School pupils in Sheffield should apply online with the help of their school.  Other students can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 2602600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk

Open Days

Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.

Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:

  • Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
  • Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year
  • Course code: GFZMV1

Venues

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    • Welcome to Peaks Campus

      The Sheffield College Peaks campus in the south-east of the city has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with ‘The Loft’ canteen and social area, and ‘The Attic’ providing a vast learning space and climbing wall.

      Peaks has excellent transport links with a tram stop right outside the campus with regular trams to and from the city centre. Peaks offers vocational courses and academic qualifications.

      Address

      Peaks Campus, Waterthorpe Greenway, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S20 8LY

      By Car

      From the M1 take Junction 31 and follow signs for A57.

      Follow the A57 for approximately 3.5 miles continue on to Moss Way.

      When you see the South Yorkshire Police building on your left, take the first exit on the roundabout.

      Peaks Campus is on the right hand side.

      Parking

      Parking is available for Blue Badge holders only (please see the Disabled Go website for more details).

      By Train

      Sheffield Train station is well served by a variety of rail routes, please check the National Rail Enquiries website for more details. Once you arrive, Peaks Campus is accessible by tram, which you can pick up from Sheffield Train Station. Please see the section below for more details.

      By Tram

      Peaks Campus’ nearest tram stop is Moss Way, on the Blue Line.

      The Supertram website has travel planner which you can use to plan your journey and find up to date information about fares.

      By Bus

      There are plenty of buses that serve Peaks Campus – check out the Travel South Yorkshire website to find the best route from your location, as well and timetables and fares.

      By Bike

      Peaks Campus has secure bike storage on site. Please speak to Student Services to register and gain access to the storage facilities.

      Access

      For accessibility information please visit the Disabled Go website