21 April 2016

We are delighted to announce that our new Level 1 Award in Automotive Studies (601/7542/4) has been approved for inclusion in the 2018 performance tables as a Technical Award.

The new qualification, which has been developed to meet the Department for Education’s guidance for technical awards, is for learners who are aged 14 or over who are interested in a career in the automotive industry.

The overall aim of the qualification is to provide a broad understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to start a career working within the motor vehicle sector or for progression onto further education. The qualification will combine four mandatory components with English, maths and science knowledge relevant to the industry. The mandatory components are:

  • Working in an automotive industry environment
  • Using engineering materials and skills
  • Remove and re-fit mechanical components
  • Introduction to basic automotive electrical principles

The ABC Awards Level 1 Technical Award in Automotive Studies can form part of the open offer of the Progress 8 measure as a high value, approved vocational qualification. The qualification will have an element of external assessment and will be graded using a structure of Pass, Merit and Distinction.

The structure and nature of the qualification will provide the ideal route for learners to progress on to higher level of study such as the Level 2 Technical Certificates in Motor Vehicle Studies, automotive apprenticeships, as well as directly into employment.

The qualification is set to launch on September 1st. To find out more or to register your interest in offering these qualifications, please email centresupport@abcawards.co.uk or call Niall on 0115 854 1673.