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  • Start date:   August 2021
  • Level of Qualification:   Schools - SCQF Level 4


Please be aware this course is now full. You may still apply and if a space becomes available we will contact you. Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email if you wish to speak to a member of staff.

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This course is aimed at S3 pupils and above and is an ideal starting point for anyone thinking about a career in the motor vehicle industry as an automotive engineer or mechanic. It runs over two years and offers a mix of theory and practice leading to an introductory qualification

Friday 1:15pm-3:15pm
Duration: 1 year
SCQF Level: 4

  • What the course includes

    The course covers general workplace skills such as team building, problem solving, health and safety and workspace management as well as skills and knowledge needed in the motor vehicle industry. Subjects include:

    • Engine lubrication and cooling
    • Fuel and exhaust systems
    • General mechanics
    • Electrical systems
    • Braking systems
    • Steering and suspension
    • Wheels and tyres
Motor Vehicle

Why choose this course

You’ll get the opportunity to develop a career in the automotive industry by gaining skills within a practical motor vehicle workshop environment. It will introduce you to the engineering aspects of motor vehicles and give you experience in repairs and maintenance. If you complete the course successfully you can progress on to a full-time motor vehicle programme in automotive engineering.

Entry requirements

  • Access 3 maths and English
  • Working towards level 4
  • Interest in learning about motor vehicle studies
  • Excellent school attendance record
  • Where this course leads

    Education: full-time automotive engineering programme; opportunity to progress to higher-level courses such as VRQ1, or to an Apprenticeship.

Interview arrangements

We will invite you for an interview which consists of a practical group activity in the workshop and a short interview.

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