Who is it suitable for?
This Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance knowledge qualification is particularly suitable for people who work as a bus/coach body builder and repairer, as it covers the knowledge and practical skills required for the diagnosis and rectification of more complex maintenance and repair of body panels and components. It is also the knowledge component of the Advanced Apprenticeship framework in Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance body pathway.
The qualification includes the following areas, the understanding of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring and how to:
- thermal join components
- carry out scheduled maintenance to body components
- assemble body panels and components
- assess and repair damage to body panels and components
Other skills that learners will have the opportunity gain knowledge of include how to:
- prepare and treat surfaces and apply paint coats to bus/coach body panels and components
- identify, locate and rectify mechanical faults in engine systems and components
- identify, locate and rectify mechanical faults in chassis systems and components
- identify, locate and rectify mechanical faults in transmission systems and components
- identify, locate and rectify electrical faults in systems and components
- conduct inspections of buses and coaches
Successful learners will also demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in maintenance depots.
Learners can undertake the IMI Bus & Coach Engineering and Maintenance VRQ (Body) at Level 3 as the knowledge component of the Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Bus & Coach Engineering and Maintenance body pathway.
For some individuals, a Bus & Coach Engineering and Maintenance VRQ could prepare them for progression to a new role in the work place.
The assessment of this VRQ is made up of three components:
- Practical tasks
- Written Assessments
- Online testing
Want to know more?
Please contact an IMI approved centre.
View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications