Motor Vehicle Engineering (3905)

Last Updated: 03 Nov 2014

IVQs in Motor Vehicle Engineering can equip you with everything you need to know to become a great motor vehicle mechanic.

There are options for everyone - you could learn the essentials of working with and repairing motor vehicles, gain the skills to start leading a team or become a specialist motor vehicle technician or manager.

An IVQ in Motor Engineering is for anyone who wants to increase their skills as a motor vehicle mechanic or technician. You might be a school leaver, a junior technician or an experienced mechanic. You might also be planning a career change.
Available in the following:
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You'll cover things like:

  • Vehicle science and technology
  • Diagnosing problems with motor vehicles
  • Repairing motor vehicles
  • Communication skills
  • Working with others
  • Management skills
  • Systems and information technology
  • Financial management
  • Legal principles.

For international qualifications, how you learn and are assessed depends on where you do your qualification. To find out how the qualification works in your location, find and contact a local training provider.

For the Certificates in Motor Vehicle Engineering you'll usually do a multiple-choice test and a practical demonstration, and for the Diplomas in Motor Vehicle Engineering you'll do a written test too.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 1
You have no previous experience in the motor vehicle engineering industry. You want to learn the basic theory and practical skills you need to start servicing vehicles under supervision.

Level 2
You have a little knowledge of motor vehicle engineering and want to gain the essential skills you need to service vehicles and gradually start taking on some supervisory responsibilities.

Level 3
You have considerable experience of working as a motor vehicle engineer and want to take your career further by learning more advanced engineering skills as well as starting to take on management roles.

Level 5
You have a great deal of knowledge of the industry and want to learn highly advanced or specialised engineering skills as well as taking on more senior management roles. You might also want to move on to higher education.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering could help you to get a job as a:

  • Motor vehicle mechanic
  • Motor vehicle technician.

If you carry on to do a Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering, you could take on a managerial role as a supervisor or team leader.

Once you have completed your Level 5 Diploma, you could move into higher education (with advanced entry) or take on a senior level motor vehicle engineering role.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

All learners must be employed or have a training placement in the motor vehicle engineering trade.

Level 1

This level will suit you if you have no previous experience in the motor vehicle engineering industry. You want to learn the basic theory and practical skills you need to start servicing vehicles under supervision.

You complete three core units at Level 1:

  • Engine systems 1
  • Chassis systems 1
  • Vehicle systems practical 1.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering could help you to get a job as a:

  • Motor vehicle mechanic
  • Motor vehicle technician

If you carry on to do a Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering, you could take on a managerial role as a supervisor or team leader.

Once you have completed your Level 5 Diploma, you could move into higher education (with advanced entry) or take on a senior level motor vehicle engineering role.

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Motor Vehicle Systems (3905-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Motor Vehicle Systems

  • Accreditation No: 500/5966/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 450 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you have very little knowledge of motor vehicle engineering and want to gain the essential skills you need to service vehicles and gradually start taking on some supervisory responsibilities.

You can choose between a shorter certificate or a longer diploma at Level 2. The diploma can prepare you to take on supervisory responsibility.

For the certificate, you complete three core units:

  • Chassis systems 1
  • Maths, science and communications
  • Vehicle systems practical 1.

You complete six core units for the diploma:

  • Engine systems 2
  • Chassis systems 2
  • Vehicle systems practical 2
  • Engine systems 3
  • Chassis systems 3
  • Vehicle systems practical 3.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering could help you to get a job as a:

  • Motor vehicle mechanic
  • Motor vehicle technician

If you carry on to do a Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering, you could take on a managerial role as a supervisor or team leader.

Once you have completed your Level 5 Diploma, you could move into higher education (with advanced entry) or take on a senior level motor vehicle engineering role.

Level 2 IVQ Technician Certificate in Motor Vehicle Systems (3905-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 2 IVQ Technician Certificate in Motor Vehicle Systems

  • Accreditation No: 500/5967/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 610 - 610 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Motor Vehicle Systems (3905-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Motor Vehicle Systems

  • Accreditation No: 500/5964/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 600 - 600 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 will suit you if you have considerable experience working as a motor vehicle engineer and want to take your career further by learning more advanced engineering skills, as well as starting to take on management roles.

You can choose a Technician Diploma focusing on general motor vehicle systems or an Advanced Diploma focusing on diagnostic techniques. The Advanced Diploma prepares you for management roles or higher education.

For the Technician Diploma, you complete eight core units. For the Advanced Diploma you take one core unit in addition to three optional units from a range of 10, for either light vehicles or heavy vehicles.

For a full list of units required, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering could help you to get a job as a:

  • Motor vehicle mechanic
  • Motor vehicle technician

If you carry on to do a Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering, you could take on a managerial role as a supervisor or team leader.

Once you have completed your Level 5 Diploma, you could move into higher education (with advanced entry) or take on a senior level motor vehicle engineering role.

Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Systems (3905-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Systems

  • Accreditation No: 500/5965/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 800 - 800 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Diagnostic Techniques (Light Vehicles) (3905-05)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Diagnostic Techniques (Light Vehicles)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5981/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 400 - 400 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Diagnostic Techniques (Heavy Vehicles) (3905-06)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2014

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Diagnostic Techniques (Heavy Vehicles)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5981/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 400 - 400 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2015 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5

Level 5 will suit you if you have a great deal of knowledge and experience of the motor vehicle engineering industry and want to learn highly advanced or specialised engineering skills, as well as take on more senior management roles. You might also want to move on to higher education.

You choose from three pathways at Level 5:

  • Advanced Technician Diploma in Diagnostic Techniques
  • Advanced Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering
  • Advanced Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Management.

Within each pathway you take both core and optional units; for the optional units, you choose between either light vehicles or heavy vehicles.

For a full list of the units required, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A Certificate in Motor Vehicle Engineering could help you to get a job as a:

  • Motor vehicle mechanic
  • Motor vehicle technician

If you carry on to do a Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering, you could take on a managerial role as a supervisor or team leader.

Once you have completed your Level 5 Diploma, you could move into higher education (with advanced entry) or take on a senior level motor vehicle engineering role.

Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Diagnostic Techniques (Light Vehicles) (3905-07)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Diagnostic Techniques (Light Vehicles)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5996/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 560 - 560 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Diagnostic Techniques (Heavy Vehicles) (3905-08)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Diagnostic Techniques (Heavy Vehicles)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5996/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 560 - 560 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Advanced Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering, Light Vehicles (3905-09)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2014

Advanced Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering, Light Vehicles

  • Accreditation No: 500/5982/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 800 - 800 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2015 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering (3905-09)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering

  • Accreditation No: 500/5982/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 800 - 800 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering (Heavy Vehicles) (3905-10)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering (Heavy Vehicles)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5982/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 800 - 800 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Management (Light Vehicles) (3905-11)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Management (Light Vehicles)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5983/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 800 - 800 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Management (Heavy Vehicles) (3905-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2015

Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Management (Heavy Vehicles)

  • Accreditation No: 500/5983/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 800 - 800 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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