City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles

About the course

The level 3 diploma qualification is for students aged 16 years old or over and who would like to gain the advanced level skills and knowledge in diagnosing and repairing any type of motorcycles in a safe manner including competition motorcycles. Myerscough have tailored the course to incorporate motorsport activities and resources to provide progression into the motorsports industry.

In year 1 students will learn knowledge and skills in health, safety and good housekeeping, routine maintenance, engine systems as well as skills in removing and replacing motorcycle electrical units and components. Students will develop skills in using hand tools and measuring devices for modifications, fabrication and repair in the automotive environment.

In year 2 and students progressing from level 2, students will learn knowledge and skills in health, safety and good housekeeping, routine maintenance, engine systems as well as skills in removing and replacing motorcycle electrical units and components. Students will develop skills in using hand tools and measuring devices for modifications, fabrication and repair in the automotive environment.

Other non-technical but essential skills include: developing others and advising customers about the required repairs as well as keeping maintaining and repair records.

The course will provide practical knowledge and experience combined with academic study.

Course modules

Year 2

Skills in diagnosing and rectifying motorcycle engine faults

Skills in diagnosing and rectifying motorcycle chassis system faults

Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of motorcycle engine faults

Knowledge in diagnosis and rectification of motorcycle chassis faults

Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of motorcycle transmission and driveline faults

Skills in diagnosing and rectifying motorcycle electrical faults

Skills in how to make learning possible through demonstrations and instruction

Knowledge of how to make learning possible through demonstrations and instruction

Skills in diagnosing and rectifying motorcycle transmission faults

Year 1

Skills in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment

Skills in supporting job roles in the automotive work environment

Skills in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment

Knowledge of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment

Knowledge of support for job roles in the automotive work environment

Skills in routine motorcycle maintenance

Skills in motorcycle internal engine systems

Skills in removing and replacing motorcycle electrical units and components

Skills in removing and replacing motorcycle chassis units and components

Skills in motorcycle preparation and inspection

Knowledge of routine motorcycle maintenance

Knowledge of motorcycle internal engine systems

Knowledge of removing and replacing motorcycle electrical units and components

Knowledge of removing and replacing motorcycle chassis units and components

Knowledge of motorcycle preparation and inspection

Knowledge of motorcycle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

An English GCSE at C (4) or higher plus a minimum of three others at C (4) or higher, including Maths or Science.

Internal progressing students (1 year level 3)

Successful completion of the C & G Level 2 Diploma in Motorcycle maintenance and repair principles including at least 1 functional skill at level 2 in either Application of Number or Communication), or equivalent qualifications.

In addition Learning Areas may apply specific agreed aptitude assessments that assist selection.

Applicants for all courses in Motorcycle Studies are expected to show a strong commitment to the industry and a strong personal statement.

Learning and assessment

Assignments (practical assessment workbooks) comprising of practical tasks and knowledge based questions to cover all learning outcomes as well as online multiple choice tests.

Progression

Students will be able to take an Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair – Motorcycle or continue learning with an appropriate Foundation Degree.

Students can also develop further their leadership and management skills by taking a higher level qualification through the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

Careers

This qualification will prepare the student to become a motorcycle diagnostic technician/race technician and work in a race team, at an independent garage, a large manufacturer or even in their own business.

Special requirements

1 Specialist Clothing and Equipment:

Myerscough Motorsport fire retardant overalls and suitable protective footwear

2 Extra Costs:

Course material, pens, pencils, note book etc.

Although not essential for the course, students may wish to buy books.

Trips and visits – approximate cost £50 - £100

Motorsport

The British motorsports industry is recognised as the best in the world with Britons at the heart of a vast range of worldwide motorsport activities. It is a huge industry employing people in businesses from retail performance specialists to preparation companies, with many Formula One and World Rally Teams based in the UK.

Myerscough College has seven motorsport workshops and a number of different competition cars for the continuing development and expansion of motorsport teaching. We believe that hands-on experience is an important aspect of learning and therefore encourages students to take part in a wide range of motorsport events throughout the UK. The department also now features a brand new motorcycle workshop for the learners on our new motorcycle programme.

NEW: Motorcycle Workshop

Myerscough College has recently invested in a brand new state of the art Motorcycle workshop for our new Motorcycle Maintenance course which offers students the chance to work on two wheels, understand the principles of motorcycle mechanics and get involved in the thriving motorcycle sport industry.