Skills for Work: Motor Vehicle


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This course provides a basis for progression into further education or for moving directly into training or employment in the motor vehicle engineering sector by developing the necessary generic and practical skills, knowledge and understanding and employability skills.

You will focus on the broad areas of automotive engineering, including mechanical, fabrication, electrical, electronic, maintenance, hybrid, and on an element of design and manufacture.


Level SCQF 4

Delivery Face-to-Face | Friday, 10am to 3.30pm

Location Inverness Campus

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

Automotive Skills: The Garage – You will learn about the retail automotive industry and the range of jobs and responsibilities within it. You will also be introduced to health and safety in vehicle service and repair workshops.

Automotive Skills: The Technician – You will learn the names, functions and serviceability of automotive components, and how to work safely in an automotive engineering environment. There will also be opportunities to learn how to use a range of common hand tools as well as more specialised equipment, such as the torque wrench and trolley jack.

Automotive Skills: The Car – For this unit you will learn basic safety checks, wheel changing and valeting, as carried out by technicians in the industry. You will gain experience of removing and refitting vehicle service items.

Automotive Skills: The Vehicle Modification Project – In this project, you will apply all the skills you have learnt on the course, as well as solving the kind of problems facing an automotive technician.

What next...

IMI Diploma Level 1 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (SCQF level 4)

A Modern Apprenticeship in Automative Engineering/Engineering


Entry requirements ...

No formal entry requirements. Learners should be capable of working independently at this level.