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Engineering

Introduction to Motor Vehicle Industry & Technologies (SCP)

Campus Midlothian Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

THIS COURSE IS FOR SENIOR PHASE PUPILS WHO ARE STILL AT SCHOOL

Introduction to Motor Vehicle Industry & Technologies provides a hands-on practical learning experience and is ideal for young people who are interested in a career in the automotive industry.

The course is delivered in our specialist Automotive workshops and units have been developed to include the latest electric & hybrid vehicle technologies which are in demand by employers. Pupils will study Certificated Edinburgh College units and will undertake an automotive project.  Successful completion of this course will guarantee progression to a full-time course in this discipline. 

What you will learn

  • Health & Safety in the Automotive Industry
  • Braking Systems
  • Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology
  • Engine Components and Operation
  • Reducing the Effects of Vehicles on the Environment
  • Service & Repair
  • Introduction to chassis & drive trains

How the course is assessed

  • Ongoing assessment

Number of days per week

  • 2 afternoons per week: Tuesday & Thursday 1:30pm - 4.00pm

Entry requirements

  • National 3 or 4 in Mathematics or English is desirable
  • A keen interest in automotive engineering and a desire to learn about the repair trades are essential
  • A completed personal statement must be submitted as part of the application process

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • On successful completion of this course, applicants can apply for IMI Level 1 Certificate in Transport Maintenance (Light Vehicle)
  • Apprenticeship Opportunities

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Part time 23/08/22 41 Weeks
Midlothian Campus Part time 23/08/22 41 Weeks

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