Motor Vehicle

If you are a hands-on, practical kind of person and like to get things working, qualifying in a trade might be for you. There are many opportunities to work for large and small companies – or you could become self-employed.

Vocational

If you are a hands-on, practical kind of person and like to get things working, qualifying in a trade might be for you. There are many opportunities to work for large and small companies – or you could become self-employed.

Diploma in Motor Vehicle Level 3

We can teach you real skills that will not only help you build a future career but will be with you for life. Talented and trustworthy tradespeople are always in demand. On our courses you’ll not only get the practical skills you need to find work but our team of tutors, who are all industry experienced, will help give you the confidence and know how that could even see you go on to set up your own business.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: One year

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

Learning in a hands-on working environment you will  further develop the skills you learned throughout the level 2 course.

You will learn automotive diagnostic testing and fault finding while combining lectures, presentations and demonstrations.

How will I learn?

You will divide your time in college between practical and theory studies with further sessions in personal development and employability.

How am I assessed?

Assessment is carried out by observation of practical ability, completion of a portfolio of evidence and online awarding body tests.

What’s next?

Gain employment in the automotive industry.

You need:

Motor Vehicle Studies Level 2.

Why English and Maths matter…

You will need to calculate areas and volumes, take measurements, work out ratios, follow complex instructions and design. You may also be required to calculate wages, profit and loss, write risk assessments and technical reports.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to be able to engage with physical activity at an appropriate level and be focused on your own development and learning.

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

What kit/uniform do I need?

Safety equipment provided

What financial and additional support can I get?
The college provides a comprehensive support system which is best accessed on an individual basis

3 Reasons to join us:

  • You will be joining a course with a proven success rate and real Apprenticeship opportunities.
  • Get involved with an ever-developing industry.
  • The staff are genuine experts in their field and offer a real insight in to the industry.

Diploma in Motor Vehicle Level 1     

We can teach you real skills that will not only help you build a future career but will be with you for life. Talented and trustworthy tradespeople are always in demand. On our courses you’ll not only get the practical skills you need to find work but our team of tutors, who are all industry experienced, will help give you the confidence and know how that could even see you go on to set up your own business.

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Attendance: Full-time

Duration: One year

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

You will be introduced to engineering equipment and materials, spark ignition power units, engine liquid cooling lubrication systems, vehicle transmission, battery and lighting systems, steering and suspension, braking systems, wheels, tyres and exhausts. You will also learn about health and safety and vehicle inspection.

How will I learn?

You will divide your time in college between practical and theory studies with further sessions in personal development and employability.

How am I assessed?

Assessment is carried out by observation of practical ability, completion of a portfolio of evidence and internal tests.

What’s next?

Progress to the Level 2 course or move into a work placement or apprenticeship.

You need:

A keen interest in motor vehicle skills and a successful interview are essential. Four GCSEs at grade 9-1/A*-G would be desirable.

Why English and Maths matter…

You will need to calculate areas and volumes, take measurements, work out ratios, follow complex instructions and design. You may also be required to calculate wages, profit and loss, write risk assessments and technical reports.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to be able to engage with physical activity at an appropriate level and be focused on your own development and learning.

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

What kit/uniform do I need?

Safety equipment provided

What financial and additional support can I get?

The college provides a comprehensive support system which is best accessed on an individual basis

3 Reasons to join us:

  • You will be joining a course with a proven success rate
  • Give yourself the opportunity to get involved with an ever-developing industry.
  • The staff are genuine experts in their field and offer a real insight in to the industry.

 

Certificate in Motor Vehicle Level 2     

We can teach you real skills that will not only help you build a future career but will be with you for life. Talented and trustworthy tradespeople are always in demand. On our courses you’ll not only get the practical skills you need to find work but our team of tutors, who are all industry experienced, will help give you the confidence and know how that could even see you go on to set up your own business.

Attendance: Full-time

Duration: One year

Starting date: September 2019

Location: Teesdale

What will you do?

Learning in a hands-on working environment you’ll quickly develop the skills of your chosen trade. And through lectures, presentations and demonstrations you’ll learn the theory to back up those skills.

How will I learn?

You will divide your time in college between practical and theory studies with further sessions in personal development and employability.

How am I assessed?

Assessment is carried out by observation of practical ability, completion of a portfolio of evidence and online awarding body tests

What’s next?

Progress to a Level 3 qualification in a relevant field or you could go on to find work or start an apprenticeship.

You need:

A motor vehicle studies qualification at Level 1 and 4 GCSEs at grade 9-1/A*-G are preferred but not essential.

Why English and Maths matter…

You will need to calculate areas and volumes, take measurements, work out ratios, follow complex instructions and design. You may also be required to calculate wages, profit and loss, write risk assessments and technical reports.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to be able to engage with physical activity at an appropriate level and be focussed on your own development and learning.

How do I apply/enrol?

www.stockton.ac.uk/apply

What kit/uniform do I need?

Safety equipment provided

What financial and additional support can I get?
The college provides a comprehensive support system which is best accessed on an individual basis

3 Reasons to join us:

  • You will be joining a course with a proven success rate and real Apprenticeship opportunities.
  • Get involved with an ever-developing industry.
  • The staff are genuine experts in their field and offer a real insight in to the industry.

Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to get into the world of work and earn real money whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications.

If you are a school leaver, currently unemployed or looking to start a new career, Stockton Riverside College can help you to find the right Apprenticeship and employer for you.

Motor Vehicle Apprenticeships

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeships/Advanced Apprenticeships help the motor vehicle industry recruit a steady flow of new entrants to help meet the skills’ needs of employers and replace an ageing workforce. Apprentices work as service technicians, carrying out testing, maintenance and servicing on light vehicles. Advanced apprentices also work as diagnostic technicians.

Main Duties:

As a level 2 apprentice, your duties may include:
• Servicing
• Repairing
• Replacing faulty parts
• Maintaining records.

As a level 3 apprentice, you may carry out inspections including:
• Servicing
• Diagnosing
• Repairing and replacing faulty parts
• Maintaining records

Assessment:

Level 2:

You will be allocated a course tutor/assessor to provide guided learning and support with assignments. You will be observed in the workplace by your allocated assessor.

Level 3:

The way that apprenticeships are delivered is changing. Some apprenticeships now include an end-point assessment which includes:
• A multiple choice short answer test
• An observation of practice which is undertaken in the workplace
• A learning journal to reflect on the last 3 months of your apprenticeship
• A presentation

You will be supported throughout the process by your assessor.

You need:

Apprenticeships require a good level of English, maths and/or ICT. Our initial assessment and your GCSE results will help inform us of your ability and what support we can offer to get you to the level required.

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

You must be:

  • at least 16
  • a UK resident
  • in employment. We can help with this

To undertake a level 3 apprenticeship, you need a level 2 qualification or to have experience in a relevant field.

Duration:

Level 2: 24 months
Level 3: Typically 36 months

Career Pathways

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English & Maths

Depending on your previous grades you may need to study English and Maths. These are essential skills that all employers value. Your tutor can answer any questions you have regarding this.

Work experience/employability

We want to help you develop real skills for real jobs. That’s why we work closely with a wide range of employers to ensure all of our courses give you the skills that they are looking for in their future employees. As a Motor Vehicle student you’ll get hands-on experience in our workshop and past students have been given the opportunity to carry out a wide range of work placements in local garages, have benefitted from regular site visits and played a part in community-based projects. Our dedicated online program ‘My Work Search’ will help prepare you for future job opportunities.

Studying at a higher level, learners may be able to study alongside employment, either on day release or on an evening.

Social and personal development

You’ll get the opportunity to develop a range of additional skills including the ability to work independently and as part of a team, organisation and time management. You will also get the chance to take part in a range of enrichment activities and may choose to take part in our enterprise activities. Your tutor will be able to tell you more about course specific developments.