Diploma in Vehicle Systems Maintenance (QCF)
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
What will you be working towards?
||National Award (BTEC)
When studying this course, you will learn all the basic tools you will need to start your journey in light vehicle maintenance. The course explores the core aspects of modern vehicle technology including the repair and maintenance of engines, cooling systems, steering, suspension, brakes and exhausts.
Units you may study include:
Skills used in the automotive environment
Compression ignition engine systems
Engine liquid cooling lubrication systems
Steering and suspension systems
Vehicle exhaust and braking systems
Routine vehicle maintenance process and procedures
Vehicle wheels and tyre construction and maintenance
Vehicle driveline maintenance
Introduction to spark and compression ignition fuel systems
Spark ignition systems maintenance
Basic vehicle valeting and light vehicle construction
Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance
How will it be delivered?
50% Assessment - Coursework
50% Assessment - Exam
Ideally at least 4 GCSEs or an Entry Level 3 qualification, but this is subject to discussion at your interview. If you haven't already achieved a GCSE grade 5 or grade C in English or Maths, then you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths alongside your other qualifications. Acceptance to the programme will be subject to a DBS check.