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Young Apprenticeship in the Motor Industry at Hounslow Apprenticeship Training

Course description

You will complete a Level 2 IMI Certificate in Vehicle Fitting Operations (2 years). This course involves practical and written work and work experience with employers. You will spend time in workshops developing skills in: • Foundation studies • Chassis technology and routine maintenance • Engine technology • Transmission technology • Electrical and electronic technology You will also develop your understanding of working in the motor industry, health and safety practices, and the personal skills required to succeed in the industry. Your practical skills will be assessed in the workshop but you will also be assessed through case studies, assignments, written work and projects. Who is this course for? You should have an interest in and/or want to work in the motor industry. You should want to work with people, in a team and in an adult environment and enjoy hands –on practical learning and using new skills. Where will I be based? You will be based at West Thames College Skills Centre, Feltham. You will be there one day a week (Tuesdays in Year 10 and Thursdays in Year 11) and be taught by specialist tutors in workshops. What about work experience? You will have the opportunity to gain up to 20 days work experience with employers. Work placements in motor vehicle have included opportunities with Marlborough (Chrysler and Skoda), Honda, and Currie Motors.

Entry requirements

Students will need the ability to complete a practical level 2 course. Applicants will be asked for: • KS3 teacher assessments in English, Maths, and Science • A Personal Statement • A Tutor Statement This course suits students who: • are well motivated • are interested in the subject/sector • are interested in working with people • are interested in working in a team and adult environment • enjoy hands-on and practical learning activities • enjoy learning and using new skills

Future opportunities

This is a challenging Level 2 course which will prepare you for roles in: • Bodywork Repairs • Vehicle Parts • Service & Maintenance • After Sales / Customer Care • Vehicle Sales • Quick-fit tyre/brake fitter • Road-side assistance

Further information

Contact: Graeme Baker 14-19 Curriculum Coordinator London Borough of Hounslow graeme.baker@hounslow.gov.uk 020 8583 4158

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hounslow Apprenticeship Training directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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