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Automotive - Level 1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Studies (for students aged 14-16) at Wakefield College

Course description

This course is split between practical and theory work and offers an ideal introduction and excellent progression opportunities for students interested in vehicle mechanical systems, body repair and refinishing or motorcycle service and repair.

Course content

What you will study

Modules studied may include:
• health and safety
• engineering equipment and materials
• compression ignition power units
• spark ignition power units
• engine liquid cooling and lubrication systems
• vehicle inspection, body repair, and refinishing
• vehicle valeting
• motorcycle maintenance
Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you.
Skills in Maths and English will support your full-time course, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C. This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study
 

Entry requirements

Predicted D-G at GCSE
 
AND
 
Minimum Entry Level 3 in English and Maths or equivilent
 
AND
 
A good reference from Head of Year 10 or Head teacher
 
AND
 
A keen interest in the automotive area.
 

Assessment

You’ll be assessed throughout the course in workshops and by written and oral testing.

Financial information

Please contact the 14-16 Unit at Wakefield College for details: Tel - 01924 789742 or by email - 14-16UnitMailbox@wakefield.ac.uk.

Future opportunities

Further study

After completing this course you could go on to Level 2 study or an apprenticeship, in vehicle mechanical systems, body repair and refinishing or motorcycle service and repair.

 

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111



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How to apply

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Last updated date: 08 March 2017
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)


      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.


      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.