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This is the second year of a 2 year course after which you have the option of progressing onto Motor Vehicle Engineering Level 3 (Year 3) at Waltham Forest College.

This course is designed for ages 16-19 and 19+ adults.

Our Motor Vehicle Engineering course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to access the Motor Vehicle Industry. Once you have completed your hands-on mechanics training, you will be industry ready.

Throughout the course you will be trained and assessed to achieve an IMI qualification. You will also receive training which reflects the reality of the industry and will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the skills and knowledge required to progress your career.

The course is scheduled over 3 days per week and will be a mixture of theory and practical across the 2 years.

Your progression from this qualification will be either of the below pathways:

•    Motor Vehicle Engineering, Level 3 *Year 3) at Waltham Forest College
•    Employment – This qualification will give you the skills required to gain employment.

The entry requirements for this course are:

•    Level 2 (Year 2) – must have achieved both maths and English GCSEs to at least grade 4. A science GCSE is also preferred. You must have also completed Year 1 of the course.
•    Level 3 (Year 3) – You must have completed Levels 1 and 2 (Years 1 and 2).

You will be trained and assessed across the following areas:

•    Health and safety / tool identification
•    Diesel and petrol engines
•    Electrical systems
•    Engine cooling and lubrication systems
•    Suspension and chassis
•    Electrical auxiliary systems
•    Removing and replacing chassis units and components
•    Diagnosis and rectification of fuel injection and auxiliary systems
•    Diagnosis and rectification of engine and chassis system faults

This course is supported by our Create Your Future Programme. An online curriculum, specially tailored to your course and level, to help you develop essential workplace skills, strengthen your independence, boost confidence and increase progression opportunities.

You will be assessed using a mix of theory and practical assessments which will be carried out to industry standards.
The assessment methods will be a mix of the below:

•    Practical assessments
•    Theory based assessments
•    Online exams

If you intend to progress to Level 3 (Year 3)You will have a theory and practical exam at the end of Level 2 (Year 2) which will be linked to your suitability to progress.

All assessments will give you an opportunity to pass at one of the following three standards:

•    Pass
•    Merit
•    Distinction

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