MCAST Advanced Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance
Course Code ME4-A1-15
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 2 years on apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Fees
Entry Requirements MCAST Diploma in Automotive Maintenance and Repair

or

MCAST Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

or

4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes

Compulsory: Mathematics

Preferred: Physics, English and Engineering Drawing

 

Other Entry Requirements Applicants may be required to undergo an aptitude test/interview before being accepted to join the course.
Course Description This qualification is for candidates wanting to develop some of the essential skills and understanding in motor vehicle systems. Students will be able to identify hazards and risks in the automotive environment and work safely with equipment, materials and products. Students should also gain a good knowledge of tools and measuring devices as well as routine light vehicle maintenance. Students will be expected to develop an understanding of the construction and operation of common steering, suspension engines and all important systems (including mechanical and electrical) as well as procedures involved in the inspection, serviceability, adjustments, removal and replacement of components

and the evaluation of their performance.

 

Study/Course Delivery
Assessment An induction programme will be provided at the beginning of the academic year so as to ensure the candidate fully understands the requirements of the qualification they will work towards.

Candidates will sit for a time constrained multiple choice online exams

 

online multiple choice tests, using the GOLA system graded as follows:

Pass 60%

Credit 70%

Distinction 80%.

A candidate needs to obtain a pass in all outcomes to achieve the grade since outcomes do not compensate to each other.

They also need to attain a pass in all assignment task modules provided during the academic year.

A candidate needs to obtain a pass in all outcomes to achieve the grade since outcomes do not compensate to each other.

80% attendance for each unit delivered is a must.

Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Work effectively within the organisational structure of the automotive work environment

2. Work safely when carrying out light vehicle engine diagnostic and rectification activities

3. Understand how light vehicle transmission and driveline systems operate

4. Understand how light vehicle auxiliary electrical systems operate.

Core Study Units
  • Carry out routine vehicle maintenance
  • Contribute to Housekeeping in Motor Vehicle Environments
  • Maintain Working Relationships Motor Vehicle Environments
  • Reduce Risks in Health and Safety in Motor Vehicle Environments
  • Remove and Fit Basic Motor Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Components and Non Permanently Fixed Motor Vehicle Body Panels
  • Use of Hand Tools and Equipment in Motor Vehicle Engineering
  • Vehicle Technology  – mechanical systems
  • Vehicle technology – electrical and electronic systems
  • Workshop Practice (Motor Vehicle)
  • Entreprenurship 1
  • English
  • Maths
  • Inspect Light Vehicles
  • Diagnose and Rectify Light Vehicle Engine and Component Faults
  • Diagnose and Rectify Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults
  • Diagnose and Rectify Light Vehicle Transmission and Driveline System Faults
  • Diagnose and Rectify Light Vehicle Electrical Unit Engine and Component Faults
  • Overhaul Light Vehicle Engine Units
  • Vehicle technology – electrical and electronic systems
  • Overhaul Light Vehicle Mechanical Units
  • Overhaul Light Vehicle Electrical and Auxiliary Systems
  • Entreprenurship 2
  • Engineering project design and implementation
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
Career Opportunities
  • Motor vehicle technician
  • Service technician
  • VRT technician