Automobile

City & Guilds mechanic courses provide everything you need to know to become a great motor vehicle mechanic. IVQs in Motor Vehicle Engineering are for anyone outside the UK who wants to increase their skills as a motor vehicle mechanic or technician (we have a range of alternative options if you are based in the UK).
There are levels to suit everyone, whether you have no previous experience and want to become a mechanic or motor vehicle technician, or you're an experienced mechanic and need to learn advanced skills to progress to a specialised or senior management role.

Our Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Motor Vehicle Systems is ideal for those with no previous experience of motor vehicle engineering.

Our Level 2 mechanic courses will suit you if you have very little knowledge of motor vehicle engineering and want to learn how to service vehicles and take on supervisory responsibilities.

Our Level 3 mechanic courses are for those with considerable experience who want to take their career further by learning more advanced engineering skills, as well as starting to take on management roles.

Our Level 5 mechanic courses will suit you if you have a great deal of knowledge and experience and want to learn highly advanced or specialised engineering skills, as well as take on senior management roles.

 

You'll cover things like: Vehicle science and technology Diagnosing problems with motor vehicles Repairing motor vehicles Communication skills Working with others Management skills Systems and information technology Financial management Legal principles. For international qualifications, how you learn and are assessed depends on where you do your qualification. To find out how the qualification works in your location, find and contact a local training provider. For the Certificates in Motor Vehicle Engineering you'll usually do a multiple-choice test and a practical demonstration, and for the Diplomas in Motor Vehicle Engineering you'll do a written test too.

Guided Learning Hours:

450 - 450

 

Total Qualification Time:

495

Level 2 will suit you if you have very little knowledge of motor vehicle engineering and want to gain the essential skills you need to service vehicles and gradually start taking on some supervisory responsibilities.

You can choose between a shorter certificate or a longer diploma at Level 2.

The diploma can prepare you to take on supervisory responsibility.

For the certificate, you complete three core units: Chassis systems 1 Maths, science and communications Vehicle systems practical 1.

You complete six core units for the diploma: Engine systems 2 Chassis systems 2 Vehicle systems practical 2 Engine systems 3 Chassis systems 3 Vehicle systems practical 3

Guided Learning Hours:

610 - 610

 

Total Qualification Time:

732

Level 3 will suit you if you have considerable experience working as a motor vehicle engineer and want to take your career further by learning more advanced engineering skills, as well as starting to take on management roles. You can choose a Technician Diploma focusing on general motor vehicle systems or an Advanced Diploma focusing on diagnostic techniques. The Advanced Diploma prepares you for management roles or higher education. For the Technician Diploma, you complete eight core units. For the Advanced Diploma you take one core unit in addition to three optional units from a range of 10, for either light vehicles or heavy vehicles. For a full list of units required, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Guided Learning Hours:

300 - 300

 

Total Qualification Time:

350

Guided Learning Hours:

400 - 400

 

Total Qualification Time:

560

Guided Learning Hours:

400 - 400

 

Total Qualification Time:

560

Level 5 will suit you if you have a great deal of knowledge and experience of the motor vehicle engineering industry and want to learn highly advanced or specialised engineering skills, as well as take on more senior management roles. You might also want to move on to higher education. You choose from three pathways at Level 5: Advanced Technician Diploma in Diagnostic Techniques Advanced Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering Advanced Technician Diploma in Motor Vehicle Management. Within each pathway you take both core and optional units; for the optional units, you choose between either light vehicles or heavy vehicles. For a full list of the units required, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Guided Learning Hours:

560 - 560

 

Total Qualification Time:

840