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Motor Vehicle Foundation Award in Servicing and Repair at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • A strong emphasis on practical training including general servicing and repair work.
  • Key skills for the industry and essential underpinning knowledge core to training
  • Progression to higher levels of training.

Course content

This course offers an entry level foundation to motor vehicle mechanics. It is the first step for many who wish to progress to an apprenticeship but do not have the formal qualifications or placement to allow this to happen.

Entry requirements

Normally students 16 - 19 years of age require no formal qualifications but evidence of practical ability and enthusiasm for the motor vehicle industry is essential. All students will be interviewed and undergo an entry test.


Assessment is based on practical testing, logbook write ups under pinning knowledge questioning.

Future opportunities

On completion of the Foundation Award students may further develop their skills at college with a full time IMI level 1 award in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair or start an apprenticeship programme if appropriate.

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: 20 May 2014
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    • Pibwrlwyd is a friendly campus in a rural setting on the outskirts of the market town of Carmarthen which is also the commercial centre for a large and thriving area. The campus is home to a wide range of curriculum that spans further and higher education. Key activities on the campus include Automotive Engineering, Business and Management, Catering and Hospitality, Equine Studies, Animal Science, and Teacher Training. All activities are well supported by resources and facilities including:

      Modern ICT equipment and laboratories
      Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Salon (Salon Pib)
      A well-stocked Learning Centre / Library
      Merlin’s training restaurant which is open to the public and available for small meetings/seminars
      An indoor riding arena with disabled access as well as an outdoor arena
      State of the art motor vehicle workshops
      An exotic animal care centre which incorporates reptiles, fish and amphibians
      The location, facilities and staff all contribute to creating a close learning community on the campus where everyone is supportive and caring particularly towards the students’ needs.