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Motor Vehicle Engineering IMI Diploma Level 1 at Hugh Baird College

Course description

This course will help you develop the basic technical skills that meet employment needs in the Motor Vehicle Industry. It will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills which are required by service technicians working on vehicles of all types in garages, dealerships and maintenance depots.

The programme also includes studying Maths and English towards GCSE grade A-C if you do not already have these grades.

The skills and knowledge gained here are also attractive to other areas of industry and business.

Course content

  • Working safely and effectively during light vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Foundation skills for light vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Light vehicle construction and routine maintenance
  • Operating principles of light vehicle tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems
  • Operating principles of light vehicle engines and associated systems
  • Operating principles and maintenance of light vehicle transmission systems
  • Operating principles and maintenance of light vehicle electrical and electronic systems

Entry requirements

In order to qualify for this course, you will need:

  • GCSEs in Maths and English are desirable but not essential.

Entry to all courses are subject to a successful interview, a satisfactory reference from your school or employer and evidence that you will be a committed student.

Financial information

16 - 18 Years: Free

You are expected to supply your own pen, pencil, steel toe capped boots and overalls.

Future opportunities

  • Motor Vehicle Technician
  • Motorsport Mechanic
  • Design Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Marine Engineer

Further information

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hugh Baird College directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016
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    • By train

      The Merseyrail Bootle Oriel Road station is only a two minute walk from the College campus. This station is on the Northern Line and offers easy access to the College from Liverpool, Crosby, Formby, Southport and other areas.

      By car

      Satellite navigation systems (Satnav) – please enter our postcode L20 7EW.

      The closest motorway junctions are the M58 1a/ M57 Junction 7 – 3.7 miles (6km). Then follow the A59 towards Liverpool for approximately ten minutes, turning right onto the A5058 at the first roundabout, which leads onto Balliol Road.

      By bus

      Students can also travel to College on regular bus services from Southport, Formby, Crosby, Old Roan, Maghull, Litherland, Netherton, Litherland, Queens Drive and Liverpool City Centre. 

      • From Southport: 47, 48, 48a, 300
      • From Formby and Southport: 47, 48, 48a
      • From Crosby: 47, 48, 48a, 54, 62, 62a, 62b
      • From Old Roan and Maghull: 55, 300
      • From Litherland: 53, 53a, 55, 59
      • From Netherton: 52, 52a, 58, 59
      • From Queens Drive: 60, 81
      • From Liverpool City Centre: 47, 48, 52, 52a, 53, 53a, 54, 55, 55d, 155, 300