Level 2 Automotive Engineering

L2AUT
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Green

Key Dates: Assessments will be in order of the standards. As students are ready, assessments are handed out to complete. Resits will be completed in the same term. Practical assessments will be completed when vehicles are available to carry out tests. There are no end of year examinations.

What will I learn and how will I learn?
Students will learn how to safe 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 they carry out the repairs themselves. There is no better way of learning about vehicles than by working on them. Students will learn about the different system and components used on motorcycles, light vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles. 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.

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.

Students who have completed all standards offered, and who look at this subject as a career pathway, are able to work on three additional Level 2 standards for an extra seven credits: 

US21721 - Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle steering and suspension systems (2 credits)
US26282 - Demonstrate knowledge of an oxy-acetylene welding plant in the motor industry (2 credits)
US21685 - Use oxy-acetylene welding plant in the motor industry (3 Credits).

 Authenticity
Each unit standard has an authenticity form that students must sign and endorsed by the teacher.

Conditions of Assessment
All assessments are Internal and theory assessments are closed book meaning that they are completed without any resources. Practical assessments are completed on a vehicle. Students will need to demonstrate the ability to successfully carry out the task on a vehicle.

Submitting Internal Assessments
Assessments are marked by the teacher who is a fully qualified Automotive Engineer. 

Resubmission and Further Assessment Opportunities
Resubmission can be done several times over until the assessment achieves 100% correct answers. Resets of the assessment must be completed within 10 days following ‘not achieved’ results given to student by the teacher.


Pathway

Level 3 Automotive Engineering

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry for any year 12 students interested in trying it out. It is also available to female students who want to get their hands dirty and learn about the vehicle they are driving. A third of the employees in the Motor Industry are females.  


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 229 v10 Identify the general locations and functions of motor vehicle systems and main components
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10
2
I
4
U.S. 231 v11 Demonstrate knowledge of the operation of two and four stroke petrol and diesel engines
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 4
2
I
4
U.S. 245 v10 Select and apply lubricants and sealants for automotive and related industry applications
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4
2
I
2
U.S. 247 v9 Prepare a vehicle and/or machine for use and shutdown after use
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 4
2
I
2
U.S. 3856 v9 Identify emergency procedures in the motor and related industries
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 4
3
I
2
U.S. 3877 v8 Demonstrate knowledge of protecting vehicle electronics in the motor industry
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 3
2
I
2
U.S. 16113 v7 Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices in an automotive workshop
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 2
2
I
2
U.S. 21669 v4 Demonstrate knowledge of hand tools and workshop equipment for motor industry applications
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
2
I
2
U.S. 21720 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of motorcycle, car, light and heavy commercial vehicle braking systems
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10
2
I
3
U.S. 21859 v1 Select and use hand tools and workshop equipment for an automotive application
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 4
2
I
2
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 25 credits.

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