• 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 Campus

    Tuesday/Thursday 2pm – 4pm

    Kilwinning Campus, 3 Towns Motor Group

    Tuesday and Thursday 2pm – 4pm

    Duration: 1 Year

  • Start Date

    From 10 Jun 2019

Who is the Course for

If you want to know about working in the automotive industry, the occupations within it and the skills and knowledge required, can problem solve and enjoy hands-on practical tasks, this course ticks the boxes for you. Assessment across the units in this Course will mostly test your practical skills but will also test the wider knowledge and understanding you need to work in automotive job roles including knowledge and understanding of tools and equipment·and awareness of Health & Safety legislation.

What is the Course About

The course provides a broad introduction to the automotive industry and will introduce you to basic vocational skills, knowledge and understanding. Practical experiences of carrying out basic vehicle checks are included as well as the specific skills involved in removal and replacement of components and mechanisms.

The overall purpose of the course is to make sure that you develop 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.

Course Units:

  • Automotive Skills: The Garage
  • Automotive Skills: The Technician
  • Automotive Skills: The Car
  • Automotive Skills: The Vehicle Modification Project

What do I Need

There are no formal entrance requirements, however, you will be interviewed and you will need to demonstrate that you want to learn new skills and have a real interest in the area.

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. There is a theory element which is periodically delivered in the classroom and this involves a two hour slot every 4-5 weeks and you will have to be committed to consistent and full attendance throughout the course.

Next Steps

This course fills an identified need in the automotive sector for an introductory course for school candidates and supports progression into appropriate further education or work based learning. 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
  • 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”.

Start Date

10 Jun 2019



Start Date

10 Jun 2019




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