IMIAL Level 1Certificate in Service and Maintenance Engineering (VRQ) (601/0531/8)

IMIAL Level 1Certificate in Service and Maintenance Engineering (VRQ) (601/0531/8)

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IMIAL Level 1Certificate in Service and Maintenance Engineering (VRQ) (601/0531/8)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is primarily developed for schools and colleges to deliver to learners aged in the 14-16 age group with an interest in the service and maintenance engineering industry, but without a clear idea of the job role they wish to undertake in the future. It is therefore designed to provide learners with the opportunity to experience an introduction to a wide range of disciplines associated with the service and maintenance engineering sector including:

  • mechanical engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • automotive engineering
  • vehicle maintenance and repair
  • design and manufacturing
  • fabrication and welding
  • vehicle paint spraying

This Certificate size qualification will allow learners to gain a broad knowledge of this industry sector whilst also allowing them to study an increased GCSE commitment or other vocational qualifications.

Who might be interested in taking this course?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification and learners are not expected to have any prior knowledge or experience, however an interest in the subject area is advisable. The content level of this qualification would be similar to the study required for GCSE grades D-G.

What will the student study as part of this qualification?

The content of this qualification has been designed to give the learners an introduction into the service and maintenance engineering sector, whilst also providing the opportunity to acquire a small number of specialist practical and technical skills.

The learners will acquire a core knowledge which spans the service and maintenance engineering sector, as well as providing the opportunity to develop their academic and study skills to support progression onto further qualifications and potential employment.

The mandatory, core and self development units help build this understanding, whilst the specialist units will allow for a limited amount of specialist knowledge to be gained and the limited development of specialist practical skills.

The mandatory units cover health & safety and engineering foundation skills required to work in a service and maintenance engineering discipline including engineering maths and science. The core unit give an introduction into project planning skills and is essential for the learner to bring the learning journey together through the use of synoptic assessment.

The self development units focus on employability skills including problem solving, preparation for work and knowledge of environmental issues.

The range of optional specialist units provide the learning with the flexibility to acquire limited specialist knowledge and practical skills in a number of service and maintenance engineering disciplines including; machining engineering materials, internal combustions engines, computer aided design, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, new technologies in the engineering industry and electrically propelled vehicle maintenance.

As a result, learners successfully completing this qualification will acquire core knowledge and practical skills which spans the service and maintenance engineering sector.

Which subjects will complement this course?

This qualification is designed to be focused on the taught content and is linked to core GCSE curriculum areas in maths and science and their application in the service and maintenance engineering industry.

This qualification will help develop the learners’ academic and study skills, therefore supporting their progression onto level 2 qualifications in service and maintenance engineering and other engineering areas such as automotive engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and design engineering and/or intermediate apprenticeships in these areas.