Below are the sessions that are available for this course.
Week Starting: 05 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 230
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: BrendanAlphonsus.McCullagh@swc.ac.uk
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Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair covers complex faults in lorries and coaches. Learners will be taught how to diagnose faults using the correct diagnostic procedure. This qualification is recognised in over 300 countries. Learners will gain status as a fully qualified Heavy Vehicle Mechanic.
Learners will be employed in a garage and attend college one day per week. You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT at level 2 if you do not have a GCSE grade in these subjects.
You will be able to inspect, test and diagnose faults on a range of heavy vehicles. You will gain skills to meet and deal with customers in a professional manner, manage your own time and keep appropriate records.
The units will be assessed by the gathering of work-based evidence into a portfolio. The authenticity, sufficiency and validity of the evidence will be judged by the assessor. There are also online tests which require a pass mark of 60%.
This course leads directly to a career in the Automotive Industry or progression can be to the Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Diagnostic Techniques or a Level 5 Foundation Degree in an engineering discipline.
This course is suitable for learners progressing from NVQ Level 2 HVR or mechanics currently working in the motor industry with minimum five years' industrial experience. Learners will have to undergo an interview to establish an aptitude and desire to work in the automotive industry.