Sandwell College of Further and Higher Education

Automotive Diagnostics and Management Principles Sandwell College of Further and Higher Education Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

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Course summary

This course is designed for people wishing to progress in the motor industry, both by acquiring high-level diagnostic skills and by learning the principles of running an automotive workshop.

Entry is through one of two routes. Applicants who have completed a Level 3 programme of study (preferably in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair) and attained a minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points (on the new tariff points system) will be accepted on to the HNC. Alternatively, applicants that do not meet these tariff points but have relevant industry experience will also be considered upon interview.

The course involves some interpretation of numerical data, and assignments are written, so you should preferably have GCSE grade C (grade 5) or above in English and Maths or Functional Skills Level 2 in the same. Applicants may also be required to provide academic references.

It spans the advanced area of motor vehicle repair and maintenance and management within this sector. Key subjects covered include:

  • Vehicle electronics

  • Vehicle fault diagnosis

  • Engine design and performance

  • Customer service

  • Managing communication and business activities

  • Planning of vehicle maintenance

  • Vehicle systems and technology.

  • There will also be some educational work experience.

Having successfully completed this course learners can consider moving onto a Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Automotive Management and Leadership, or a degree in Automotive Engineering or Automotive Technology.

Students will need to purchase an Automotive Uniform and some diagnostic equipment. if successfully accepted onto the course.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 001H
Institution code S08
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Unfortunately we are unable to accept international students/applications


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Entry is through one of two routes. Applicants who have completed a Level 3 programme of study (preferably in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair) and attained a minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points (on the new tariff points system) will be accepted on to the HNC. Alternatively, applicants that do not meet these tariff points but have relevant industry experience will also be considered upon interview.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP Entry is through one of two routes. Applicants who have completed a Level 3 programme of study (preferably in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair) and attained a minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points (on the new tariff points system) will be accepted on to the HNC. Alternatively, applicants that do not meet these tariff points but have relevant industry experience will also be considered upon interview.

The course involves some interpretation of numerical data, and assignments are written, so you should preferably have GCSE grade C (grade 5) or above in English and Maths or Functional Skills Level 2 in the same. Applicants may also be required to provide academic references.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.sandwell.ac.uk/he-course/automotive-diagnostics-and-management-principles-hnc/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,000 Year 1
Scotland £4,000 Year 1
Wales £4,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Sandwell College of Further and Higher Education
Central Campus
1 Spon Lane
West Bromwich
B70 6AW


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