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Engineering Studies (Automotive) Entry Level at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Are you looking for a career in the motor vehicle and transport industries? Could you benefit from a hands-on introductory course?

This course provides you with a basic technical and academic background in motor vehicle technology. It gives the skills you need to work in the industry and progress onto further study.

The course is suitable for anyone who wants to enter the motor vehicle industry. It focuses on practical, hands-on learning, delivered in realistic workshops and with a work placement. The course is approved by the Sector Skills Council (SSC), ensuring that it meets the quality requirements of the industry.

Course content

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical demonstrations
  • Realistic working tasks
  • Lectures to develop underpinning knowledge
  • Assignment work
  • Online learning
  • Visits to Industry and Trade Shows

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements
  • You will need a suitable Record of Achievement (ROA)/report and two references
  • You will need to attend an interview and complete a basic skills assessment 
  • You must be enthusiastic and determined
  • All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Internal practical assessment
  • Online assessment
  • Oral questioning
  • Written questions
  • Short learner task sheets for you to complete independently

Future opportunities

Completion of this course will give you the skills and knowledge to work in the vehicle industry.

The course will also prepare you for studying at a more advanced level.

You could proceed onto a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

Automotive Engineering Level 1, available at:

  • Rhyl

You could also apply for a Modern Apprenticeship.

Career opportunities

  • Aeronautical Refinisher
  • Body Repair Technician
  • Motor Industry Manager
  • Motor Vehicle Technician
  • Motorcycle Technician
  • Vehicle Refinisher
  • Welder


Further information

Programme code: 0401AE0B

Depending on the campus, students may be able to access elements of the programme in both English and Welsh through some programme learning materials being made available bilingually. Details will be provided to you at interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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