Level 3 Automotive Engineering

L3AUT
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Green

What will I learn and how will I learn?
Students who have completed Level 2 Automotive will find the transition to Level 3 much easier. They will focus their learning on specialist areas engine powered machinery and equipment. They will learn by participating in the removal of components to reach the cambelt for replacement. Thereafter, they have to time the rotation of all the cogs for the cambelt to ensure the timing marks are aligned. Then they will assemble, check, recheck and start the engine. This is a good test on students’ capabilities. Students learn the functions and purpose of an exhaust system, how to service trailers to warrant of fitness requirements, how hydraulic pressure operates so commonly on heavy machinery. They will service motorbikes, quad bikes and motor vehicles in our modern workshop. They will learn to use an arc welder to join metal together, and will also learn life skills that will lead them to career pathways or skills that will be useful for their future.

This subject will have 50% theory and 50% practical. Unit Standards we use at school are same as apprentices use in the workplace. This means that when students decide to become an apprentice, they do not have to do again the standards they have already achieved at school.

In consultation with the Teacher in Charge, students have the option of gaining a further 16 Level 2 credits through the following extra standards:
US231 - Demonstrate knowledge of the operation of two and four stroke petrol and diesel engines (4 credits)
US245 - Select and apply lubricants and sealants for automotaive and related industry applications (2 credits)
US3877 - Demonstrate knowledge of protecting vehicle electronics in the motor industry (2 credits)
US16113 - Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices in an automotive workshop (2 credits)
US21685 - Use oxy-acetylene welding plant in the motor industry (3 credits)
US21720 - Demonstrate knowledge of motorcycle, car, light and heavy commercial vehicle braking systems (3 credits).

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

Conditions of Assessment
All standards are internally assessed, and moderated through NorthTec.  Students earn credits towards a Level 2 National Certificate in the Motor Industry, with strands in Automotive, Electrical and Mechanical. All credits gained will count towards an apprenticeship.

Submitting Internal Assessments
All Level 3 Unit Standards are open book, but it must follow procedures and processes. It is marked by the teacher who is a fully qualified Automotive Engineer.

Resubmission and Further Assessment Opportunities
Resubmissions can be done several times over until the assessment achieves 100% correst answers. Resits of the assessment must be completed within ten days following "not achieved" results being given to the student by the teacher.

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.


Recommended Prior Learning

The Level 3 Automotive course is open to all Year 13 students. However, taking Level 2 prior to this level will have given students knowledge and workshop skills.  It is also open to female students who don’t mind dirtying their hands and to learn more about the vehicle they drive.


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. 11733 v4 Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle exhaust systems
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10
3
I
4
U.S. 15446 v3 Remove and replace a light vehicle engine cam belt
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 4
3
I
3
U.S. 23930 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of light trailer servicing requirements
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10
3
I
2
U.S. 24189 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of motorcycle carburettors, and diagnosing fuel system faults and their causes
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10
3
I
2
U.S. 24312 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of clutches and transmissions used on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10
3
I
2
U.S. 24372 v1 Manual metal arc weld automotive components
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
3
I
4
U.S. 24373 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of the manual metal arc welding process in the motor industry
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
3
I
2
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

Pathway Tags

Lift Technician, Refrigeration/Airconditioning technician, Automotive Machinist


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