Who is it suitable for?
This Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance knowledge qualification is particularly suitable for people who have recently begun employment as bus/coach body technicians, as it covers the knowledge and practical skills required for the routine maintenance and repair of body panels and components. It is also the knowledge component of the Apprenticeship framework in Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance.
The qualification includes the following areas, the understanding of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring and how to:
- assemble of body components
- and identify and repair damage to panels and components
Other skills that learners will have the opportunity gain knowledge of include how to:
- carry out servicing
- 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
- to identify, locate and rectify electrical faults in systems and components
- thermal join
- prepare and treat surfaces and apply paint coats to panels and components
- or 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 at Level 2, as the knowledge component of the Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Bus & Coach Engineering and Maintenance.
For some individuals, a Bus & Coach Engineering and Maintenance VRQ could prepare them for progression into 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