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Fast Forward Vocational Training and TeamSport Indoor Karting and have teamed up nationally to offer an exciting, engaging and unique opportunity for young people wishing to acquire vocational skills and qualifications.

Fast Forward are specialist training provider with a determination to bridge the gap between disadvantaged youths and their peers to enable success and build positive futures across the UK.

Students will have the benefit of developing their skills in a “live” workshop where they will face real world mechanical problems allowing them to be fully immersed in the programme. Students will also be invited to make use of the karting track giving them a real carrot at the end of the session!

The programme will allow schools to offer an off- site vocational training provision to their students In addition, this qualification will assist schools in meeting the Gatsby benchmarks, it will help schools address the needs of each pupil (Gatsby 3) offer an encounter with an employer (Gatsby 5) and offer a meaningful work experience opportunity (Gatsby 6).

Some of the benefits are listed below-

  1. Students will gain valuable work experience within the motor vehicle industry
  2. Students will receive a nationally recognised qualification upon completion
  3. Your school will be meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks in Careers for these students
  4. It will improve the behaviour and engagement of your selected students in school
  5. Decrease the chances of those students becoming NEET.

Course Outline and Unit Breakdown

IntroductionThe ABC Level 1 Award in Motor Vehicle Studies encourage and enable learners who have an interest in this area of study to acquire knowledge and skills to aid progression to further study or employment.
AimsThe aim of this qualification is to offer learners a flexible bank of units that can be tailored into specialised learning packages in areas of interest that deliver an introduction to the motor vehicle industry providing an overview of potential occupations and job roles within. The overall aim is to provide both experience and knowledge on which to base future career and associated progression decisions, and to enhance employment prospects. Target Group These qualifications are designed for: The mature learner who is seeking re-entry into the employment market, but who has insufficient qualifications and/or experience to compete for work. 16–19 year olds in post-school education or training, particularly those with limited previous achievement, who wish to pursue a vocational course as a foundation to employment School/FE link (14-16 year olds) learners who are looking for an introductory programme of a vocational type for progression into further education and/or employment. Those in employment in the motor vehicle service and repair industry who need to acquire appropriate job-related qualifications. Students needing re-engagement/re-integration into mainstream education. Methods Of Assessment & Delivery The qualification is internally assessed and externally moderated. Delivery of the qualification is carried out by trained, competent time served engineers to ensure a wholesome, diverse and accurate qualification delivery. The course is made up of theory elements; evidenced using a classroom portfolio and practical sessions evidenced through photographs. The course is 50% theory 50% practical.

Course Outline and Unit Breakdown

Health and Safety – Motor Vehicle Studies

Introduction to Spark Ignition Power Units

Introduction to Vehicle Inspection


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