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Motor Vehicle Sector Operations Diploma Level 3 at Colchester Institute

Course description

This is an exciting new addition to our suite of Motor Vehicle programmes. This course provides you with a sound knowledge of the operational and business aspects of the motor vehicle sector. The programme has been designed for students wishing to consider a career in the sector but not necessarily as a vehicle technician.

The course can give entry in to careers such as, vehicle fleet management, vehicle sales, vehicle insurance/ warranties, parts factors and dealership management. Practical and technical aspects will be covered, alongside the legal aspects of the motor trade, sales techniques, management, career pathways, workshop loading and maintenance, quality processes and customer communications.

The course is delivered through workshops, practical activities, application of live work, lectures and research and is supported through individual and group tutorials. In addition to your main programme, you will study English and maths. Depending on your grades on entry, you will study either Functional Skills or GCSEs English and maths (one per year).

Course content

The Motor Vehicle Sector Operations Diploma course units include:

  • Legal Aspects of the Motor Vehicle Industry
  • Business Environment
  • Business Resources
  • Customer Communications
  • Motor Vehicle Technology
  • Environmental Issues within the Motor Vehicle Sector
  • Marketing

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs (grades A*- C) including English Language maths and science (two of the five being at grade B or above).

Future opportunities

This course offers access to a wide range of careers within the motor vehicle sector, including, vehicle sales, service reception, insurance, vehicle parts, dealership management, road side recovery, management.

You can progress to a range of higher education programmes and professional courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016

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