Motor Vehicle Entry 3 at Sheffield College
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
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.
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
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.