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Vehicle Technology BTEC Level 3 Edexcel Subsidiary Diploma at Brooklands College

Course description

This qualification is designed to give you an introduction to the broad range of analytical skills required by a motor vehicle/motorsport technician.

You will spend time developing skills and knowledge through a balance of theory and practical lessons, during which you will learn about the function and operation of the major components of a light motor vehicle. Together with this you will develop your analytical skills by stretching your mathematical and scientific knowledge.

Towards the end of the first year you will be given a taste of motorsport engineering where you will develop skills in motorsport workshop practices and motorsport preparation and inspection and will work on some of the race cars in our outstanding motor vehicle and motorsport workshops.

The subsidiary diploma is equivalent to one A-level.

Who is the course suitable for?
Those who want to learn the skills to become a motor vehicle engineer in the retail motor industry or equally within a motorsport team/company.

Course content

This qualification is designed to give you an introduction to the broad range of analytical skills required by a motor vehicle/motorsport technician.

You will spend time developing skills and knowledge through a balance of theory and practical lessons, during which you will learn about the function and operation of the major components of a light motor vehicle. Together with this you will develop your analytical skills by stretching your mathematical and scientific knowledge.

Towards the end of the first year you will be given a taste of motorsport engineering where you will develop skills in motorsport workshop practices and motorsport preparation and inspection and will work on some of the race cars in our outstanding motor vehicle and motorsport workshops.

The subsidiary diploma is equivalent to one A-level.

Who is the course suitable for?
Those who want to learn the skills to become a motor vehicle engineer in the retail motor industry or equally within a motorsport team/company.

Entry requirements

Learners must have achieved a minimum of GCSE grade B in Mathematics and Science including a minimum of a grade C in English with at least 2 other GCSEs at grade C. Alternatively, a level 2 vocational qualification at merit level that includes Maths and Science units both of which need to be at a minimum of merit level.

Assessment

Level 3 Edexcel BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Vehicle Technology
•  All units on the main programme are assessed through written assignments and phase tests for which you will be able to achieve pass, merit and distinction grades.

GSCE Mathematics and English
•  Coursework and end of year exam.

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•  Pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper, scientific calculator and a ring binder
•  Steel or composite toe safety shoes or boots (can be arranged by Brooklands College)
•  One piece Brooklands College Engineering Overalls (available on enrolment)
•  Safety glasses.

Cost for boots and overalls approximately £30.
All learners materials - £50

Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.

 

Future opportunities

The natural progression from this course is to continue studying for one more year on the Level 3 Edexcel BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Vehicle Technology (Motorsport) qualification. Alternatively, you could seek employment in the retail motor industry or equally within a motorsport team/company. 

The subsidiary diploma qualifications also forms part of the apprenticeship framework at level 3 and you could seek out an apprenticeship with this qualification behind you.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 February 2016
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