Level 1 Automotive
Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Green
Graduate profile: (What qualities/additional skills learners will achieve by taking this course?)
StartUp is a Level 1 programme in automotive that covers Level 2 credits. This course is in partnership with MITO and has both theory and practical learning. The theory is completed through e-learning and the practical is done in the automotive workshop.
Possible Career/ Vocational Pathway(s): (What career pathways are related to this course?)
Learning outcomes/Assessment links:
See standards below. NOTE: Standards are subject to change with the review of courses at the end of each year. Course is not endorsable.
Progression: (What courses does this course lead to?)
This course will lead on to Level 2 Automotive Engineering and Gateway. The Gateway programme offered at school will allow students to work in a local garage one day a week. This is a great opportunity for them to learn how to work with customers and showcase their ability to an employer.
Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)
Contextualised contexts: (What local, cultural, real-life content is involved in this course?)
Technology in modern vehicles is ever-changing and students need to keep in touch. This is an excellent career pathway for potential students. By the end of the year, all students will have a better understanding about the vehicle they are driving and know what is happening during the different driving phases and conditions. They will develop life skills that will be useful for them in the future. This subject will have 50% theory and 50% practical. The unit standards we use at school are the same as apprentices use in the workplace. This means that when they decide to become an apprentice, they do not have to do again the standards they have already achieved at school.
Teaching and Learning Approaches: (How will I learn in this course?)
Student learning will be through team work, via e-learning and as individuals. They will learn how to work safely in a workshop environment, know how to use all tools, equipment, and correctly raise a vehicle using a two-post hoist. They can bring vehicles to school and carry out the repairs themselves. There is no better learning about vehicles than by working on them. Students will learn about the different systems and components used on motorcycles, light vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles.
Students will require covered shoes. Sandals will not be accepted in the workshop.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Glazier, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Motor Vehicle Salesperson, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Electrician, Engineering Machinist, Industrial Spray Painter, Locksmith, Vehicle Groomer/Cleaner, Recycler/Dismantler, Signmaker, Tow Truck Operator, Tyre Technician,