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Motor Vehicle

Transitions 2 Car Mechanics

  • Campuses

    • Clydebank
    • Greenock
    • Paisley
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Campuses

    • Clydebank
    • Greenock
    • Paisley
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Start date

    26 Aug 24

    26 Aug 24

    26 Aug 24



What will I learn?

This course is designed to engage and motivate candidates who are interested in learning about the automotive retail industry. It is aimed at learners who prefer and respond to 'hands-on' learning. Therefore, it has a practical approach to assessment and includes many visual questioning techniques which will stimulate and interest learners.

The course is ideal for those learners who wish to undertake a qualification which will support their progress to a higher-level. It can also supplement their progress to Nationals and other appropriate destinations such as Employment, a Modern Apprenticeship (College Day Release) or to the next level of study.

During the course candidates will undertake the following units:

  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Locating, Interpreting and Using Technical Information
  • Applying Engineering Techniques in an Automotive Environment
  • Knowledge Relating to Automotive Foundation Skills
  • Preparation to Become a Vehicle Driver
  • Reducing Risks When Driving Vehicles
  • Health and Safety Practices in a Maintenance and Repair Environment
  • Tools, Equipment and Consumable Materials for Vehicle Maintenance
  • Routine Vehicle Maintenance Processes and Procedures
  • Light Vehicle Braking System Components and Maintenance
  • Light Vehicle Wheel and Tyre Construction and Maintenance
  • Light Vehicle Exhaust System Components and Maintenance
  • Lighting System Maintenance

What qualifications do I need?

Completion of IMI Award/Certificate for the Introduction to Motor Vehicle Industry and Technologies is desirable and it is also recommended that candidates have a National 4 Grade in Maths, English and a Science based subject, this may be waived dependant on candidate experience, maturity and interest in working in the retail automotive industry at the discretion of the department.

Access to a laptop/digital device (This may be available as a loan device if required) and an internet connection will be advantageous.

What can I do after?

This qualification may allow candidates to progress into Employment, a Modern Apprenticeship (College Day Release) or to the following IMI Qualifications:

    • Full time:IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles at SCQF Level 5
    • Part time: IMI Level 1 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Awareness

    SCQF 4

    Programme Information

    Start Date: August

    End Date: June

    Duration: 1 Year/3 Days Per Week

Study options

Campus Mode Start date Level
Clydebank Full time Aug 24 SCQF
Greenock Full time Aug 24 SCQF
Paisley Full time Aug 24 SCQF

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