Automotive: C&G

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Academic Year - 2.5 Days p/w

Start date
Aug 2024
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Course overview

This introductory course allows you to undertake and gain an appreciation of different aspects of Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanics, Body Repair and Refinishing Industries.

You will gain skills and understanding in a combination of the above areas and this can help you progress to an industry approved SCQF Level 5 technical qualification.

What you will learn

This course develops the knowledge and skills required for employment and/or career progression within the automotive industry e.g. career progression to a Light Vehicle Technician (Car Mechanic), Vehicle Body Repair (Panel Beater) Technician or a Vehicle Refinishing Technician (Spray Painter).

  • Automotive Foundation Skills
  • Identify and rectify minor repairs to vehicle body panels
  • Vehicle preparation and paint application techniques
  • Vehicle Braking Systems and Vehicle Electrical Systems
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Vehicle Preparation are an integral part of this course.

The course may also include some aspects of industry related project content.

Entry requirements

  • National 4 English

For this course, if English is not your first language

  • you need to have SQA ESOL National 5 (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have a formal ESOL qualification but your language skills meet this level, you should apply for your course and then contact our Admissions team to organise an internal language assessment ¬†here at the College.

A keen interest to learn skills and knowledge of Vehicle Body, Paint and Mechanics, and the job roles that are available within the sector combined with the drive to succeed are essential.

Future prospects

This may lead to progression within the automotive industry  SCQF level 5

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