T-Level Motor Vehicle
Course details may be subject to change
This T-Level in Motor Vehicle has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares you for work.
You will work on the newest systems, technologies and computer devices to ensure you can maintain, repair and diagnose the latest vehicles on the road, including petrol, diesel, hybrid, hydrogen and electric cars.
You will spend 80% of your time at college where you will develop a broad range of core skills from across the whole sector. In addition to this, 20% of your time will be spent with an employer where you will engage in an industry placement in a relevant organisation, giving you hands-on experience in a real-life setting.
This T-Level is a technical qualification that includes the following compulsory elements:
Core theory, concepts and skills for the chosen sector
Specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
An industry placement with an employer which runs for a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) overall and gives you practical insights into the sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom
A minimum standard in English, maths and digital provision are also built into the classroom-based element of the T-Level, meaning you will be given a solid foundation of transferable skills.
This two-year qualification aims to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into highly skilled employment, an apprenticeship or higher-level study, in the specialist area of automotive engineering.
You will develop the theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and behaviours required to be a successful modern-day automotive technician.
This Technical Qualification is intended for you if you want to progress your career in the motor vehicle industry - job roles could include:
Motor Vehicle Technician
Modules Studied Core:
How vehicle service and repair is impacted by legislative, regulatory and ethical requirements, including health and safety law and environmental procedures
The structure of the industry and how the business works from an operational perspective, business targets, the systems and processes that make up the efficient running of a business
How to develop positive working relationships and communicate effectively and how to carry out self-evaluation and improve own performance
The procedures for the maintenance of tools and the workshop
Routine servicing and inspection procedures
Steering and suspension geometries; electrical circuit requirements and calculations
Construction and operation of vehicle components and systems
Common fault types, causes and effects of different types of faults
The implications and legal requirements of fitting accessories and carrying out vehicle modifications
How to diagnose faults using suitable fault finding strategies
Construction and operation of advanced electrical, braking and suspension systems, engine and transmission systems and engine and gear calculations
Vehicle emissions and legal requirements
Alternative fuels and hybrid and electric systems.
You could progress to a Level 3 apprenticeship in motor vehicle. Automotive engineering degrees are available for further study.
Job roles include:
Motor Vehicle Technician