Service and Maintenance Engineering
The IMIAL Level 2 Certificate in Service and Maintenance Engineering is a two year course. There are no formal entry requirements for the qualification and learners are not expected to have any prior knowledge or experience, however an interest in the subject area is advisable. The content level of this qualification would be similar to the study required for GCSE grades A*- C.
The content of this qualification has been designed to give students a broad understanding of the service and maintenance engineering sector, whilst also providing the opportunity to acquire a small number of specialist practical and technical skills. Students will acquire a significant core knowledge which spans the service and maintenance engineering sector, as well as providing the opportunity to develop their academic and study skills to support progression onto further qualifications and potential employment.
Key Stage 4
The mandatory, core and self development units help build this broad understanding, whilst the specialist units will allow for a limited amount of specialist knowledge to be gained and the limited development of specialist practical skills. The mandatory units cover health & safety and engineering foundation skills required to work in a service and maintenance engineering discipline including engineering maths and science. The core units develop project planning skills and are essential for the student to bring the learning journey together through the use of synoptic assessment. The self development units focus on employability skills including problem solving, preparation for work and knowledge of environmental issues. The range of optional specialist units provide students with the flexibility to acquire specialist knowledge and practical skills in a number of service and maintenance engineering disciplines including; machining engineering materials, internal combustion engines, computer aided design, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, new technologies in the engineering industry and electrically propelled vehicle maintenance.
As a result, students who successfully complete this qualification will acquire significant core knowledge and practical skills which spans the service and maintenance engineering sector. This qualification is designed to be focused on the taught content and is linked to core GCSE curriculum areas in maths and science and their application in the service and maintenance engineering industry. This qualification will help develop students academic and study skills, therefore supporting their progression onto technical level qualifications such as automotive engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and design engineering and/or intermediate or advanced apprenticeships in these areas.
Mr Bal Golhar
Teacher of Service and Maintainance Engineering