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Automotive - Study Programme - Heavy Vehicle (HGV) Level 2

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code DPL2HVP1F000
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time

Overview

Are you interested in a career as a Heavy Vehicle technician?

To work in either a dealership that focusses on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage, franchise or large fleet operator that deals with many different makes of vehicles. You would work on all the systems found within the vehicle.

The nature of the work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The day-to-day tasks faced by the technician are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques.

Future Career and Earning Potentials:

Motor Mechanic £18K-£35K

Motor Vehicle Breakdown Engineer £20K-£40K

(Source: National Careers Service)

Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all levels.


Details

What you will study 

This study programme will cover a range of the topics and units at each level, some of which are listed below:

You will study Health & Safety as a mandatory unit plus:

 Entry 3 Certificate in Motor Vehicle Studies

• Engine operating principles

• Brakes

• Suspension

• Wheels and tyres

Level 1 Award or Diploma in Light Vehicle Service & Repair

• Steering and suspension

• Vehicle braking systems

• Vehicle wheels and tyres

• Battery and lighting systems

Level 2 Award or Certificate in Motor Vehicle Studies

• Hybrid vehicle operation

• Hydraulic and electrical power steering

• Faults and diagnosis and identifying causes of wear.

• Electrical components and formula

Level 2 Award or Certificate in Vehicle Fitting Principles (Fast Fit)

Knowledge and skills of inspection, repair and replacement of:

• High-Performance light vehicle tyres

• Light vehicle exhaust systems and components

• Light Vehicle Suspension dampers and springs

• Light Vehicle Braking Systems and Components

Level 2 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle (HGV)

• Engineering skills

• Heavy vehicle chassis systems

• Heavy Vehicle Engine systems

• Knowledge and skills of inspection techniques

Level 3 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle (HGV) (Subject to availibility)

• Units TBC


How will it be delivered?

You’ll be assessed through practical tasks conducted in our mechanical workshops and evolve online knowledge examinations and portfolio building.


Entry requirements

Entry 3

GCSEs 2-1 or below in English and maths

Level 1 Award or Diploma

3 GCSEs 9-1

Level 2 Award or Certificate

5 GCSEs 9-3 including English and maths

OR

Level 1 in an automotive qualification plus English and maths at grade 9-3

Level 2 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle (HGV)

5 GCSEs 9-3 including English and maths

OR

Level 2 Certificate in an automotive qualification and working towards English and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above

Level 3 Diploma

4 GCSEs 9-4 including English and maths

OR

Level 2 Diploma plus English and maths at grade 4


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