Vehicle Parts and Vehicle Sales (VCQs) (4150)

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2016

These qualifications are aimed at anyone working in dealerships, specialist sales centres and independent garages in a vehicle sales or vehicle parts role who would like to prove to employers and customers that their performance meets the standard expected of a competent vehicle sales/parts professional.

Vehicle parts personnel ensure that the right stock of vehicle parts is available when and where it is needed by customers and at the lowest cost.

Vehicle sales personnel are responsible for selling new and used vehicles.

These qualifications are for anyone developing a career in the motor industry. You will need a current job or work placement where you can demonstrate you are competent performing a vehicle parts or vehicle sales role. If you don't have a suitable job or work placement, you could do one of our VRQs in Vehicle Parts or Vehicle Sales (4151).

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Main duties for vehicle parts personnel are: helping customers to order the correct vehicle part, packing and loading parts, monitoring stock levels and raising invoices for parts sold.

Main duties for vehicle personnel are: inspecting and selling new and used vehicles, processing orders, arranging test drives and planning and monitoring sales targets.

You will learn on the job in the work environment. You will usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones to a high standard, perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying. Each knowledge unit is assessed with short answer questions and each competency unit is assessed with a portfolio of evidence.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 2
You are working in the automotive industry and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

Level 3

You have significant experience of the automotive industry and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety and ensuring work meets the required standard.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within in the automotive industry including:

  • Parts advisor
  • Parts telesales representative
  • Parts sales representative
  • Parts manager
  • Sales advisor
  • Senior sales advisor
  • Sales manager

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 requirements for assessment and delivery, download the handbooks from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you are working in the automotive industry and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

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

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within in the automotive industry including:

    • Parts advisor
    • Parts telesales representative
    • Parts sales representative
    • Sales advisor

Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Parts Competence (4150-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Parts Competence

  • Accreditation No: 600/1196/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 66 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 366 - 395 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Sales Competence (4150-22)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2020
Coming Soon (Nov 2014 - Jan 2015)

Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Sales Competence

  • Accreditation No: 601/4682/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 86 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 529 - 534 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 will suit you if you have significant experience of the automotive industry and a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety and ensuring that work meets the required standard.

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

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within in the automotive industry including:  

  • Parts manager
  • Senior sales advisor
  • Sales manager

Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Parts Competence (4150-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Parts Competence

  • Accreditation No: 600/1197/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 93 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 640 - 705 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Sales Competence (4150-23)

Last Registration Date: 30 Jun 2020
Coming Soon (Nov 2014 - Jan 2015)

Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Sales Competence

  • Accreditation No: 601/4685/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 125 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 799 - 810 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/06/2023 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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