This vehicle fitting principles course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required for jobs in the automotive engineering industry. This provides an alternative study route if you wish to gain a recognised qualification but don't have access to study for an SVQ.
What will I learn?
- Skills in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
- Knowledge of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
- Skills to support working relationships in the automotive work environment
- Knowledge to support working relationships in the automotive work environment
- Knowledge and skills in light vehicle maintenance, including; suspension, steering, batteries, exhausts and tyres
- Knowledge and skills in vehicle inspection.
Employer and industry links
Glasgow Clyde College work in partnership with a significant number of automotive employers and is seen as the automotive engineering college of choice within the Greater Glasgow area. These partnerships provide opportunities for industrial visits, student placements and industry talks as well as providing opportunities for students to progress into employment. Due to these excellent links the College is continually at the forefront of technological advances with continual investment in its state-of-the-art engineering facilities which provide students with a sector leading learning experience.
Jobs and further study
- Automotive apprenticeship
- You will have the potential to move on to jobs in the automotive industry.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- Previously completed an Automotive Level 1 qualification
- We will consider your application if you have relevant work experience but no qualifications.
Making an application
For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.
Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.
When you apply
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and we will be in contact as per the following stages:
An interview and aptitude test
You will be invited to attend an interview from February onwards. Please bring your qualifications, references and photographic ID with you.
An aptitude test, to test your numeracy and mechanical comprehension, is part of the interview.
Interviews will take place between February and June.
Additional interviews may take place in August.
You will be informed by email of the outcome within three weeks after your interview.
There are four possible outcomes:
• unconditional offer: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed
• conditional offer: your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements
• waiting list: you have met all entry requirements, however, the course is full. If any spaces become available you may be contacted usually around about the course start date
Once an offer is received, you must respond within 10 working days or you risk losing your place.
If a place is unavailable at your first choice of campus, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses.
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information, such as funding information, and an induction date.