• Motor Vehicles

    Skills for Work Automotive (National 4)

  • Eligible Schools:

    East and North Ayrshire Schools

    This course is for school pupils only

  • Location/Day/Time

    Kilmarnock and Nethermains Campus

    Tuesday/Thursday 2pm to 4pm

    Duration: 1 Year

Who is the Course for

If you want to know about working in the automotive industry, what jobs are available, and the skills and knowledge required, then this course may be for you. We want people who enjoy solving problems and prefer doing hands-on practical tasks.

What is the Course About

The course provides a broad introduction to the automotive industry. You will learn how to carry out basic vehicle checks, how to remove and replace components and mechanisms, and gain an understanding of how to use tools and equipment. You will also have an awareness of health & safety legislation.

The overall purpose of the course is to make sure that you develop the practical skills, knowledge and understanding needed within this industry, as well as developing the skills employers are looking for. For example, team working, following instructions and good customer service. You will be studying the following units: Automotive Skills: The Garage, The Technician, The Car and The Vehicle Modification Project.

What do I Need

There are no formal entrance requirements. You will be interviewed and you need to show that you want to learn new skills, have a real interest in the area and that you are committed to consistent and full attendance throughout the course.

How will I be Assessed

Assessment across the units in this course will mostly test practical skills but will also address the wider knowledge and understanding associated with working in automotive job roles. This includes knowledge and understanding of tools and equipment and awareness of health and safety legislation.

Next Steps

Successful completion of this course may provide you with opportunities to progress to:

  • Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and Modern Apprenticeships in Automotive areas
  • Full time National Certificate Courses in Automotive
  • Full time Institute of the Motor Industry courses at Ayrshire College
  • Training/employment

What do current students say

"This course is really good, I get to work with the vehicles to find and repair faults. Some tasks are easier than others and take a bit more time to understand but I get there and enjoy problem solving."

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