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Motor Vehicle - KS4

This is a Level 1 or 2 vocational qualification (dependent on individual tracking/targets) which provides individuals with an introduction to the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to gain employment or further study towards a route within engineering industries. These qualifications have been developed for schools, colleges and training providers to deliver to Learners likely to be 14-16 years of age and looking to study a Technical Award alongside their GCSEs. These qualifications may also be suitable to those who have had no previous experience and looking for an entry route into an engineering occupation.


The qualifications have been designed to be practical, engaging and motivating to support Learners in gaining the basic knowledge and skills required by employers. These skills include working with electrical circuits and identifying and reporting of risks in the workplace. The knowledge and skills within these qualifications can be applied to maintaining and working with a range of vehicles but can also be applied to wider engineering applications such as the maintenance of machinery and fabrication.

These qualifications are assessed using a range of methods appropriate at this level of introduction to technical qualifications. Learners will gain their knowledge and skills mainly in a workshop based environment by carrying out tasks which their assessor will observe.


Learners will complete a written report of the practical task undertaken as part of the synoptic assessment. This report will be graded by their assessor; Refer, Pass, Merit or Distinction. Learners will also complete an online test that will be automatically externally marked and graded as Refer, Pass, Merit or Distinction. Achievement of this qualification is graded Refer, Pass, Merit, or Distinction. As a result of Learners successfully completing the qualification they will be well-prepared for the next level of study and/or employment.


Once Learners have achieved this qualification they can progress to further study in automotive and engineering subjects or to a job role in automotive maintenance and repair as an apprentice technician.

The Curriculum Overview is available below.

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