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Automotive Engineering

Learn how to service and repair vehicles using our very own fleet of cars (including hybrid) and tractors based at our Auction Mart Campus, Skipton.

Servicing and repairing our own fleet of cars and tractors in our well-equipped industry-standard workshops and investigation areas based at the Auction Mart Campus in Skipton will give you the practical and theoretical knowledge you need for a career in the world of Vehicle Mechanics.

You will be taught by Vehicle Mechanics industry specialists with a wealth of experience and skills in areas such a Construction Plant Repair, Motor Sports, Vehicle Repair and AA Patrol. You will develop your skills and ability to identify the source of mechanical and technical problems and how to fix them as well as servicing, maintaining vehicles, welding and pricing jobs.

Visits to manufacturers e.g. Autosport, Lakeland Motor Museum and Rolls Royce amongst others automotive manufacturing and related industry visits.

Auction Mart
Study Location
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 or Mechanics Level 1/Land-based Studies Level 1 including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-2
  • Level 1 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-1 including English & maths

What you will study

  • Health and safety for motor vehicle studies
  • Introduction to vehicle braking systems
  • Introduction to vehicle wheels and tyres
  • Introduction to vehicle exhaust systems
  • Introduction to vehicle Ignition systems
  • Introduction to vehicle valeting
  • Introduction to steering and suspension
  • Introduction to engineering equipment and materials
  • Introduction to compression ignition power units
  • Introduction to spark ignition power units
  • Introduction to vehicle transmission systems
  • Knowledge of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Skills in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Knowledge of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
  • Skills in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
  • Knowledge of removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Skills in removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Knowledge of routine light vehicle maintenance
  • Skills in routine light vehicle maintenance
  • Knowledge of inspecting light vehicles using prescribed methods
  • Skills in inspecting light vehicles using prescribed methods
  • Knowledge of light vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components
  • Knowledge of light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components
  • Skills in removing and replacing light vehicle engine units and components

What's Next?

Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.

Further Study

  • Land-based Service Engineering Apprenticeship
  • Motor Vehicle Service & Mechanic Engineering Apprenticeship

Careers

  • Light/Heavy Vehicle/Motorcycle Service Technician
  • MOT Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Tyre Fitter/Technician
  • Vehicle Breakdown Engineer
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