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Sandwell College of Further and Higher Education

Automotive Diagnostics and Management Principles

UCAS Code: 001H

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

Entry is through one of two routes. Applicants who have completed a Level 3 programme of study (preferably in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair) and attained a minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points (on the new tariff points system) will be accepted on to the HNC. Alternatively, applicants that do not meet these tariff points but have relevant industry experience will also be considered upon interview.

UCAS Tariff

48

Entry is through one of two routes. Applicants who have completed a Level 3 programme of study (preferably in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair) and attained a minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points (on the new tariff points system) will be accepted on to the HNC. Alternatively, applicants that do not meet these tariff points but have relevant industry experience will also be considered upon interview.

About this course


Course option

1year

Full-time | 2019

This course is designed for people wishing to progress in the motor industry, both by acquiring high-level diagnostic skills and by learning the principles of running an automotive workshop.

Entry is through one of two routes. Applicants who have completed a Level 3 programme of study (preferably in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair) and attained a minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points (on the new tariff points system) will be accepted on to the HNC. Alternatively, applicants that do not meet these tariff points but have relevant industry experience will also be considered upon interview.

The course involves some interpretation of numerical data, and assignments are written, so you should preferably have GCSE grade C (grade 5) or above in English and Maths or Functional Skills Level 2 in the same. Applicants may also be required to provide academic references.

It spans the advanced area of motor vehicle repair and maintenance and management within this sector. Key subjects covered include:

- Vehicle electronics

- Vehicle fault diagnosis

- Engine design and performance

- Customer service

- Managing communication and business activities

- Planning of vehicle maintenance

- Vehicle systems and technology.

- There will also be some educational work experience.

Having successfully completed this course learners can consider moving onto a Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Automotive Management and Leadership, or a degree in Automotive Engineering or Automotive Technology.

Students will need to purchase an Automotive Uniform and some diagnostic equipment. if successfully accepted onto the course.

Tuition fees

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England
£4,000
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Northern Ireland
£4,000
per year
Scotland
£4,000
per year
Wales
£4,000
per year

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Course location:

Sandwell College of Further and Higher Education

Department:

Engineering

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