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Vehicle Technology BTEC Extended Diploma at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

This course is ideal for you if you want to follow an academic path into the motor vehicle industry or continue to university to study motor vehicle engineering.

Course content

During the course you will study the following areas both theoretically and practically:

- Health & Safety in the industry
- Engineering practices in motor vehicle
- Chassis Components (braking, suspension and steering)
- Engines and Components
- Vehicle Electrics and electronics
- Vehicle Construction
- Science and mathematics for engineering
- Business studies

Entry requirements

Minimum qualifications:

Mathematics and English language at GCSE grade C/4 or above or equivalent and a relevant full level 2 motor vehicle qualification.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Assessment

To pass this course you will complete individual practical tasks and complete written assignments. You can achieve pass, merit, or distinction grades.

Future opportunities

If you are successful on this course, you will be able to continue on to BTEC level 3 National Diploma in vehicle technology.

Further information

The course only takes place at our Woodlands campus.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 11 November 2016
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    • Woodlands Campus

      An £8.5 million expansion of our Woodlands Campus now incorporates a new state of the art specialist centre for multi-craft, bricklaying, painting and decorating, plastering, carpentry and an expanded motor vehicle training facility. A new sports pitch also enhances the existing sports facilities.

      The new Engineering and Construction facility houses twelve new workshops; six for construction and six for motor vehicle. The rooms accommodate an MOT/motor sport workshop; an engine workshop and further rooms for decorating, plastering and brickwork.

      Woodlands has purpose-built engineering workshops as well as commercial-standard hair and beauty salons. Our IT facilities, learning resource centres and library are also first-rate.

      We also offer a selection of higher education courses at our Woodlands Campus so you can continue your studies with us.

      Via Bus or Train

      The main bus terminal in north Solihull is located in Chelmsley Wood centre. The number 94, 676, 694, 71, 966 and 966A stop at the main terminal with the number 94 stopping on Auckland Drive. The nearest train stations are Marston Green or Water Orton station both located approximately 20 minutes away.

      Via Road

      The College has free car parking facilities on-site.