COURSE INFORMATION

This pre-apprenticeship course in Transport Maintenance is specifically designed for those looking to follow a career in the automotive industry.

The units taught are mainly automotive-based and are selected to provide a broad spectrum of fundamental skills required to commence a Modern Apprenticeship as a vehicle technician.

The course is assessed through completing a variety of units from both IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) awards and Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) engineering skills where appropriate.

Engineering is everywhere, helping transform people's lives around the globe. The work that engineers do is creative and hands-on. It's about designing things, finding solutions and improving things.

Engineering is one of the few career options that spans every sector, from sport to space. So whatever you care most about, there will be some engineering involved.

According to Engineering UK, 124,000 engineers and technicians with core engineering skills will be required each year in the UK alone.

Did you know that Engineering apprentices earn significantly more than the national apprentice minimum wage and the average Scottish engineer salary is 28% higher per year than the average Scottish salary.

So, there has never been a better time to start your career in Engineering!

  • One year full-time
  • Health and safety, customer relations, and organisational structures
  • Automotive engine mechanical (petrol, diesel and hybrid/electric)
  • Automotive engine air/fuel/exhaust systems
  • Automotive chassis (steering, brakes, and suspension)
  • Introduction to welding
  • Electrical installation and maintenance
  • Engineering bench skills
  • Employability skills
  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Information computing technology
  • Problem solving
  • Working with others

One of the following:

  • Three National 4s which must include Mathematics (C747 74) or Applications of Mathematics (C844 74 or C744 74), English, and a Technology or Science-based subject
  • Successful completion of the three National 5 Mathematics Units or the two National 5 English Units will also be acceptable if the applicant has achieved these rather than National 4’s in these subjects
  • Certificate: Introduction to Engineering and Technology EAL Level 1 (with SCQF Level 4 Maths and English)
  • Certificate: Gateway to Engineering SCQF Level 4 (with SCQF Level 4 Maths and English)

PLUS

  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise
  • IMI Certificate: Transport Maintenance IMI Level 2
  • Automotive engineering Modern Apprenticeships
  • Completion of this course supports fast-track progression to year 2 of automotive Modern Apprenticeships
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise