Motor Vehicle Part-Time VCQ/VRQ/NVQ/ Competence Qualifications

These are nationally-recognised vocational qualifications that demonstrate, to a national standard, competency in the workplace. Competence qualifications are practically-based and, to establish skill and proficiency, are assessed in the workplace across a range of tasks.

Who are Motor Vehicle Part-Time VCQ/VRQ/NVQ/ Competence Qualifications suitable for?

  • Those who are already in employment and who wish to achieve a qualification that demonstrates competence in the workplace. Please note, experienced staff enter onto a programme at the level suited to their role and competence
  • Those undertaking an Apprenticeship with a competence qualification, e.g. VCQ/NVQ, requirement
  • School and College learners on work placements/apprenticeships who wish to join the automotive industry
Vehicle Maintenance

WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?

This VCQ is an integral part of IMI SSC Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship Framework (Light Vehicle Route). Therefore learners (normally aged 16-25) who are keen to build a career in the industry can take this VCQ as part of the Apprenticeship framework.

ABOUT

This L2 qualification is designed to provide a standardised approach for the delivery and assessment of the competence and knowledge requirements. This VCQ also forms the integral component of the IMI SSC Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship framework (for Light Vehicle).

Learners are required to demonstrate all of the evidence requirements, learning outcomes, assessment criteria through workplace evidence. Full guidance documents and assessment records are supplied by IMI.

PROGRESSION

This qualification forms the knowledge component (technical certificate) of the IMI SSC Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship framework (for the Light Vehicle). When an apprentice has achieved a L2 Apprenticeship, they can then choose to broaden their education and training in other ways from this firm base.

ASSESSMENT

The knowledge component of this qualification is also independently assessed via online testing. The tests are mapped to each knowledge unit’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria to ensure coverage. These tests are marked electronically by IMI.

Paint Refinishing

WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?

This VCQ is an integral part of IMI SSC Accident Repair Apprenticeship Framework (Paint Route). Therefore learners (normally aged 16-25) who are keen to build a career in the industry can take this VCQ as part of the Apprenticeship framework.

ABOUT

Candidates are required to demonstrate all of the evidence requirements, learning outcomes, assessment criteria through workplace evidence. Full guidance documents and assessment records are supplied by IMI.

This qualification has been designed to provide a standardised approach for the delivery and assessment of the competence and knowledge requirements.

PROGRESSION

This VCQ is a fundamental part of IMI SSC Accident Repair Apprenticeship Framework (Body route). When the L2 Apprenticeship is completed, an apprentice can progress to a L3 Advanced Apprenticeship, or broaden their education and training in other ways from this firm base.

ASSESSMENT

The knowledge component of this qualification is also independently assessed via online testing. The tests are mapped to each knowledge unit’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria to ensure coverage. These tests are marked electronically by the IMI.

Body Repair

ABOUT

This L2 qualification is designed to provide a standardised approach for the delivery and assessment of the competence and knowledge requirements. It also forms the integral component of the IMI SSC Accident Repair Apprenticeship framework (for the Body route).

Candidates are required to demonstrate all of the evidence requirements, learning outcomes, assessment criteria through workplace evidence. Full guidance documents and assessment records are supplied by the IMI.

PROGRESSION

This VCQ is a fundamental part of IMI SSC Accident Repair Apprenticeship Framework (Body route). When the L2 Apprenticeship is completed, an apprentice can progress to a L3 Advanced Apprenticeship, or broaden their education and training in other ways from this firm base.

ASSESSMENT

The knowledge component of this qualification is also independently assessed via online testing. The tests are mapped to each knowledge unit’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria to ensure coverage. These tests are marked electronically by the IMI.

Motorcycle Maintenance

ABOUT

This is a work-based automotive qualification that assesses the competence and knowledge that motorcycle technicians require in order to perform their job effectively. It is based upon the IMI Sector Skills Council’s National Occupational Standards for Maintenance and Repair (Motorcycle route).

This VCQ is designed to provide a standardised approach for the delivery and assessment of the competence and knowledge requirements and forms the integral component of the IMI SSC Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship framework (for motorcycle).

Learners are required to demonstrate all of the evidence requirements, learning outcomes, assessment criteria through workplace evidence. Full guidance documents and assessment records are supplied by IMI.

PROGRESSION

This VCQ is a fundamental part of IMI SSC Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship Framework. When the L2 Apprenticeship is completed, an apprentice can progress to a L3 Advanced Apprenticeship, or broaden their education and training in other ways from this firm base.

ASSESSMENT

The knowledge component of this qualification is independently assessed via online testing. The tests are mapped to each knowledge unit’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria to ensure coverage. These tests are marked electronically by IMI.

How To Apply

To apply to study on this part-time course you will need to complete and return the part-time application form in the next menu.

Most part-time courses will start in September, however they can start at various points during the year, and some part-time courses will run more than once per academic year.

Please see the menu below for the next course start date.

Applicants will receive an acknowledgement email or card within one week of the application being received by our Admissions team, if you do not receive this you should contact the team to check that your application has been received. Courses will run subject to sufficient applications being received.

Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to secure your place on your ideal programme. Simply download and complete the part time application form and return it to our Admissions team as early as possible. You can return your completed application form in person or by post to our Colchester (for applications to Colchester and Clacton) or Braintree campuses:

Admissions
Colchester Institute
Sheepen Road
Colchester
CO3 3LL

Admissions
The College at Braintree
Church Lane
Braintree
CM7 5SN

If you have any further questions about the application process or next available start date, want to check the progress of your application or if you are unsure about anything please contact us using the enquiry line or enquiry form below.

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Motor Vehicle Part-Time VCQ/VRQ/NVQ/ Competence Qualifications
Course Outline: These are nationally-recognised vocational qualifications that demonstrate, to a national standard, competency in the workplace
LevelLevel 2
Level 3
LocationColchester
DurationTypically completed in two years (Level 2) or three years (Level 3)
CampusColchester Institute
Start DatePlease contact us for dates
PricePrice on Application

Disclaimer

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