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Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma

Level 1

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Key Info

Learning Area   Motor Vehicle
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year


Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   06/09/2021

If you have an interest in heavy vehicles like HGV’s, Cranes, other large vehicle you see on the road and have your sights set on becoming a mechanic, then this is the course for you and will be your first step in a career in automotive engineering.

The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time in our workshop, learning by doing as you work on a range of vehicles over 7.5 tonne.

You will be looking at everything including engines, tyres, brakes, steering, suspension, transmission, and electronics. If it’s on a HGV, you’ll be studying it and developing all of the essential skills you need as a mechanic, carrying out maintenance and repair activities as you progress through the course.

Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit, exactly like a working garage. We also have a strong partnership with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), so employers know an automotive qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you have the very best skills as a mechanic or technician. So, if you’re a bit of a petrol/ Heavy vehicle fan and want a career working with Heavy vehicles, this is the best place to start.

As a Level 1 course, this diploma is all about introducing you to the automotive industry and developing your essential skills. You will be learning from experienced automotive professionals and mechanics, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

  What You Will Learn

This one-year introduction will explain the systems, components and terminology used in the automotive industry; you will learn how the systems work and how they interact with one another. By gaining an introduction to all the systems of heavy vehicles, how they work and how they interact with one another, you will be prepared for the more specialised practical repair, installation and diagnostic elements of further qualifications.

  Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and maths. If you do not meet these entry requirements, we do offer an Entry Level 3 qualification for one year that will then allow you to go on to this diploma.

  Assessment

You will be assessed through written assessment, practical assignments and through a multi-choice exam set by the awarding body.

  Progression

Once you’ve finished the Level 1 course, you’ll have a real understanding of heavy vehicle maintenance and repair and be ready to move on to the more advanced Level 2 and 3 courses. We also offer apprenticeships across the automotive industry, so if you want to earn while you learn, then you can consider that option.

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# Transport # MotorVehicle # HGV # Truck # trucks2021

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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