Welcome to the Motor Vehicle Learning Resources & Practice Tasks Page
Click on the link below for the Motor Vehicle course leaflet to gain information on entry requirements, course content, facilities and enrichment opportunities.
School of Engineering & Motor Vehicle
Congratulations on taking your first steps towards a career in Engineering, on behalf of myself and the Engineering Department, I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to Riverside College. You have an exciting and well planned year ahead of you, in which, you will make new friends and learn skills that will form the foundation of your career.
Engineers and Technicians are the most ‘in demand’ jobs in the World. Over 2.65 million UK Engineering Jobs need filling by 2024 so we need more people like you to become Engineers.
We have a large team of friendly, knowledgeable Tutors and Technicians, eager to help you succeed. We look forward to seeing you at enrolment and for you to start the course with us in September.
Andy James – Head of School for Engineering
Here is a list of topics that you will be covering from September – This is in order of delivery:
- Health & Safety
- Tool Identification
- Fuel, Ignition and Air Supply
- Materials, Fabrication and Tools
LEVEL 3 Following completion of a level 2
- Chassis Diagnostic
- Body Electrical
- Engine Diagnostic
- Body Electrical
- Body Electrical
Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
This course is designed to allow you to develop the skills and knowledge required to progress directly to employment as a Motor Vehicle Technician or gain an Apprenticeship within the Motor Vehicle industry
Motor Vehicle Maintenance
What would you be involved in if you choose this type of Engineering?
Workshop based practical tasks
Develop your practical skills using the latest Industry Standard Equipment.
Improve Technical Skills looked for in the Motor Vehicle Sector.
Fabrication Hand skills
Become competent using a range of Hand fitting and Measuring Equipment to problem solve and Manufacture a variety of components using different materials.
Understand the complex world of Engineering from fundamental Health & Safety to Engineering Business improvement, Quality Control and Engineering Drawing.
Written and Online assessment
Produce revision material during holistic classroom sessions using the latest training rigs.
Multiple choice online exams with 60% pass mark.
At Riverside College we are a big supporter of UK Skills Competitions and Worldskills.
The UK Skills competition gives you the opportunity to represent your college and compete against other colleges in the North West. It is a great chance to showcase the skills that you have developed throughout your learning.
UK Skills winners will have the opportunity to represent their country in the Worldskills competition which will be taking place in Shanghai in 2021 and then in Lyon in 2023.
Trips and Visits
It is very important that you feel organised and ready to learn when you start on you Engineering course in September.
You will be given more information about this when you attend enrolment but below is a list of what is required for both practical and theory lessons from September.
There is also a link to where you can purchase your PPE equipment.
- Safety boots
- Safety glasses
- College Polo neck shirt
- Hire of personal locker to keep PPE
- Writing pad
- Arch Lever Folder
- College Polo neck shirt
If you have any questions about enrolment then please speak to the school liaison team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about studying Motor Vehicle then please contact Andy James at email@example.com
Use the following resources to help you:
Car Mechanic Simulator app
Motor Vehicle Task 1
Create a Mind map for different components of a car that you currently know include a picture of small description if possible.
Label all of the body panels!
What are formal drawings and why do we need them?
- Engineers need precise and accurate information.
- Sketches and hand-drawn diagrams are usually inadequate.
- Formal drawings are normally produced using a standard template and a computer-aided design (CAD) package.
- The standard template includes a title block which shows key information about the drawing.
- A formal drawing always includes dimensions, materials and sufficient information for a part to be manufactured. This would not be possible without a formal drawing!
A typical formal drawing
To manufacture the equipment case we needed to have a drawing which shows:
- dimensions of the case
- material to be used for the case
- finish to be applied to the case
- Location and size of holes, bends, etc.
Engineers must be able to follow engineering drawings accurately and work independently, following the step by step guide below can you produce a perfect star?
Remember when you are qualified you could be making components accurate to 0.025 of a Millimetre! That’s much smaller than a single piece of human hair!
Equipment / Tools
- 1 sheet 15×15-centimetre paper (from a sheet of A4)
First step is to measure 150mm X 150mm (that’s 15 cm) with a ruler and cut in to a square ready to use, in engineering we use Millimetres rather than Centimetres and we call “rulers” an engineer’s rule!
Steps to Make It
1) Start Making Folds
- Starting with your paper white side up, fold the bottom edge up to the top edge.
- Next, bring the bottom left corner up and to the right, aligning the top edges, make a small mark in the centre of where the fold would be if you creased it fully.
- Do the same with the top layer of the top left corner; bring it down to the right, marking just the centre.
- You can see an X in the centre of the left side of the paper. Fold the bottom right corner to the centre of that X and crease.
2) Continue to Fold
- Fold the left of the top section to align with the right edge.
- Next fold the bottom left edge up and to the right, aligning it to the left edge of the right section.
3) Make a Mountain Fold
- Now make a mountain fold, folding the left section behind along the edge of the right section. Get your scissors and cut along the dotted line. Open out the paper.
How did you do? Did you manage to successfully follow the instructions?
Bring your completed star with you during your induction day; there will be a prize for the best!