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Pathways - Taster in Motor Vehicle and Construction

Course Code: FE0156-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time), Pathways Campus: East Brighton Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year Entry requirements: There are no GSCE requirements for these Entry Level courses, but your application will be reviewed for an appropriate level of skills and college readiness. ESOL applicants will require E3 or above. Qualification: LASER Introductory Certificate for Learning, Employability and Progression Level 1 Awarding Body: Laser

Our Pathways courses are ideal for students who have not gained GCSEs. These courses are practical, fun and taught in small supported groups. Our friendly tutors will boost your confidence, develop employability and offer guidance for your future.

This course is an introduction to motor vehicle and construction for learners who are deciding on their next steps.

  • Views Declan Collins Pathways - Taster in Motor Vehicle and Construction

    “It was fun and relaxed. I've made friends and I've learned how to make stuff out of wood, which is a great skill.”

  • Views Joel Hawkes Pathways - Taster in Motor Vehicle and Construction

    “It was really good for me, because I learned new skills and got a lot of support. I made lots of models and I've really enjoyed this course.”

Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Vehicle technician, mechanic or electrician

Typical Tasks:

  • Visually checks, test drives or uses test equipment to diagnose engine and mechanical faults.
  • Removes, dismantles, repairs and replaces defective parts and prepares new parts using appropriate tools.
  • Reassembles, tests, adjusts and tunes the appropriate parts, systems or entire engine.
  • Carries out routine maintenance checks on oil and air filters, brakes and other vehicle parts/systems.
  • Diagnoses faults in electrical/electronic circuitry, removes faulty components and fits replacements.
  • Checks condition of electrical/electronic systems and carries out servicing tasks.
  • Installs additional electrical amenities such as radio/CD players, aerials.
  • Repairs and services air conditioning, heating and engine-cooling systems.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -3.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,244

AVERAGE £23,537

POTENTIAL £33,774

Desired Skills:
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Science

Vehicle body builder or repairer

Typical Tasks:

  • Diagnoses job requirements or ascertains work specifications from drawings or instructions.
  • Selects, cuts, shapes and assembles materials to form parts of vehicle underframe, framework and body.
  • Repairs damage to chassis and engine mountings using hydraulic rams, jacks and jigs.
  • Hammers out dents in bodywork, fills in small depressions or corroded areas in solder, plastic or other filler compound and replaces body panels using hand and power tools.
  • Installs and repairs interior fittings including seats, seatbelts and fascia in cars, sinks and special features in caravans and mobile shops.
  • Positions, secures and repairs external fittings including windows, doors, door handles, catches and roof attachments.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -2.7% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £15,386

AVERAGE £21,528

POTENTIAL £30,771

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Science
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