Technicals in Automotive (4292)

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2016
These technical qualifications in Automotive have been developed for learners who want to start a career in the automotive industry and want to gain industrial awareness of the different technical and non technical job roles available and what it is like to work in an independent garage, dealership or large manufacturer.

The Level 2 Technical Award in Vehicle Technology allows learners aged 14-16 to explore the whole automotive industry giving you an introduction not just to the automotive manufacturing sector but the retail motor industry as well.
First teaching of this qualification is September 2017

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Automotive is a good starting point for learners aged 16 years old or over who are interested in a career working on any type of vehicles such as: cars, motorcycles, trucks, vans or quads. Upon completion learners will be able to make an informed decision about whether they would like to continue to A Levels or into employment by taking up an Apprenticeship in the automotive industry in their job role of choice.
First teaching of this qualification is September 2016

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate and Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in the Automotive Industry are for learners aged 16 years old or over who want to understand the processes a vehicle follows from its design, through manufacturing to its sale and later maintenance and repair until final disposal of the vehicle. Upon completion learners may progress into employment or onto further learning including University or an Apprenticeship.
First teaching of these qualifications is September 2016

These technical qualifications can also form part of the City & Guilds TechBac – an exciting new framework for learning designed to give 14 - 19 year olds the technical and professional skills needed to progress from FE onto an apprenticeship, into university or into the modern jobs market.

To ensure learners develop the wider workplace skills required by employers, TechBac goes above and beyond the technical qualification. It combines an accredited project qualification, practical work experience and critical skills development, brought to life via the TechBac Skills Zone, an innovative online learning hub giving learners the opportunity to practice and develop their skills anytime, anywhere.

Find out more on TechBac.
These qualifications are aimed at learners aged 14 – 16, 16 – 18 and 19+.

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

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Award in Vehicle Technology will study both practical and theoretical aspects around the following two mandatory areas:
•Vehicle Technology
•Technical Principles.

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Automotive will study both practical and theoretical aspects of the automotive industry such as:
• Automotive Health and Safety
• Automotive careers
• Service and inspection
• Automotive electronics
• Automotive business.

Learners interested in the Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in the Automotive Industry will study the following six compulsory topics:
• Properties and applications of materials
• Automotive servicing and inspection operations
• Automotive business workshop practices
• Automotive mechanical systems
• Automotive electrical and electronic systems
• Automotive technology and future innovation.

Learners taking the Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in the Automotive Industry will in addition study the following compulsory topics:

• Management in the automotive industry
• Vehicle design and manufacturing processes
• Automotive systems, diagnostics and repair
• Science and Maths in automotive industry systems.

For more information, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Upon completion of the Level 2 Technical Award in Vehicle Technology learners will be able to progress into a range of qualifications, such as A Levels or Technical Qualifications in engineering and automotive.

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Automotive will provide the basic training to start an Apprenticeship as a:
• Service Technician on their vehicle of choice (such as: cars, vans, motorcycles, trucks)
• Fast Fit Technician.

Upon completion of the Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate and Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in the Automotive Industry learners could progress into a career as a Motor Vehicle Technician on their vehicle of choice, either cars, vans, trucks or motorcycles, as part of a team or supervising others in a motor vehicle workshop.

There are also non technical opportunities available in the industry such as Sales Advisors or Vehicle Parts Operators.

In addition, learners could progress into higher education for further learning.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications, centres/colleges will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification.

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

Level 2

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Automotive (4292-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Automotive

  • Accreditation No: 601/4528/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical 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: 360 - 360 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: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2017 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3

Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in the Automotive Industry (4292-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in the Automotive Industry

  • Accreditation No: 601/7382/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical 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: 360 - 360 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: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in the Automotive Industry (720) (4292-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in the Automotive Industry (720)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7383/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical 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: 720 - 720 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: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

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