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Vehicle Maintenance - Certificate at Queensbury School

Course description

This course is offered by ‘Go Live’. Go-live is a programme of learning that allows students to study for a vocational qualification. Two days each week you will be out of school with a training provider and the remaining days will be in school working on other projects. The programme is for students aged 16-19.

Course content

This course allows students to acquire the basic skills to work in the motor industry. The course runs for two days each week, during which time you will be expected to carry out both practical and theoretical work. Each student will learn how to contribute to good housekeeping in the workplace and will have an introduction to vehicle technology and workshop methods and processes. In addition to this you will be taught how to maintain positive working relationships as well as being offered optional training such as removing and replacing engine parts, conducting vehicle inspections, basic routine maintenance and removing and replacing chassis units.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry qualifications. All students are required to attend an interview prior to being accepted onto the course and will need to carry out a basic skills assessment. What we are looking for are enthusiastic students who genuinely want to improve themselves. Academic ability although important to all courses is secondary to commitment and a willingness to work hard. This is a course that values practical skills and the ability to work with others in school and at an external training provider. If you are interested in this course, you must speak to your Head of Year in the first instance.There are no formal entry qualifications. All students are required to attend an interview prior to being accepted onto the course and will need to carry out a basic skills assessment.

What we are looking for are enthusiastic students who genuinely want to improve themselves. Academic ability, although important to all courses, is secondary to commitment and a willingness to work hard. This is a course that values practical skills and the ability to work with others in school and at an external training provider.

If you are interested in this course, you must speak to your Head of Year in the first instance.

Assessment

To support the practical side of the course you will be expected to complete a portfolio of written work. The course is assessed through regular observations, practical assessments and witness testimonies. You will have access to a one-to-one review of your learning plans when you will be given written feedback.

Future opportunities

Candidates who are successful at Level 1 will be able to progress to a range of further education and professional body qualifications including City & Guilds Level 2 Automotive qualifications and their equivalents offered by other awarding bodies. You could also apply for an apprenticeship with an employer.

Further information

Please contact Mr Gray for further information.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queensbury School directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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