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Motor Vehicle - Service and Repair - Level 1 at College of West Anglia

Course description

If you are interested in pursing a career in motor vehicle service and repair, and car mechanics, this course is for you. The course will engage and motivate you, as you learn about the maintenance of motor vehicles and the various roles that are available in the retail motor industry. The course is practical and includes many visual questioning techniques which will stimulate and interest you. The learning outcomes are assessed by a variety of task-based assessments, observation, oral questioning and online assessments. During the course you will be given the opportunity to work on customers' cars. You will be encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning, because this helps you to develop the skills to be mature and independent at work. You will be expected to be keen and interested enough to work hard without being continually monitored. You will also be expected to become more self-reliant and better organised as the course progresses. At the start of each unit the lecturer will explain to you about the unit - the teaching and learning you will experience and how you will be assessed. In order to pass the qualification, you must demonstrate the learning outcomes in the following 3 assessment elements - IMI Awards Practical Assessments (or centre devised alternatives), IMI Award Online External Testing and IMI Awards Phase Tests (or centre devised alternatives).

Entry requirements

You will need 3 or more GCSEs at grade 2 or higher, or entry level qualifications.You will be invited to an interview to help us ensure the course is right for you.


Different assessment methods include - written tests, involving short and long answer structured questions - open-ended and long answer questions - reports, reviews and case studies - practical exercises, involving oral and written reports - reflective logs - practical assignments (assessed for process, as well as product) - end of unit multiple-choice question papers - workplace evidence - professional discussion (structured and recorded)

Financial information

If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay a course fee; however, there may be additional resources fees and fees for materials, kits and trips. Please visit our website for full details.

Further information

Please visit the CWA website for further information.

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: 02 August 2018
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