Dylan – for working hard when attending school this week. Well done
Olivia – for having a fantastic week in the Academy this week. Well done
Jack – well done for following the lockdown rules and also supporting mum at home.
Olivia – for a fantastic week in the Academy. Well done
Shane – For working hard to produce some great artwork. Well done.
Millie – for completing all of her work packs and adhering to the government guidelines and staying at home. Well done.
Conrad – for starting his work and working his best without his overlay, as well as putting effort into his work. Week done.
Tyler – for completing every bit of work given to him and really trying hard. Well done.
Lillie – For completing all the work set and returning it for marking. Well done
Max – For completing and returning all the work set by staff. Well done.
Charlotte – For working really hard. Well done.
Dylan – For working really hard. Well done
Chrissy – For good behaviour in the Academy this week and for great effort.
Dom – for brilliant work on percentages this week, for not giving up until you mastered them. Well done

Motor Vehicle

Motor Vehicle Mechanics is a practical approach to assessment, and includes many visual questioning techniques, which stimulate and interest the learner.

Motor Vehicle Mechanics

I have a true passion for mechanics and want to follow in my dad’s footsteps and be a mechanic. I am a hands-on learner and was so excited when I learnt that Rise Academy have Motor Vehicle Mechanics  as part of their vocational offer. I thought I would have to wait until I left school to study stuff like this. It’s amazing. We have classroom sessions as well as practical time; understanding how cars, motorbikes and even lawnmowers work. This course will give me a head start on other students who want to become mechanics, as when I leave next year I will have already achieved my Level 2 Diploma and I’ll be ready for an apprenticeship.

Mechanic, Year 11
Rise Academy Motor Vehicle Mechanics

Vehicle Maintenance

Motor Vehicle Mechanics is a practical approach to assessment, and includes many visual questioning techniques, which stimulate and interest the learner.

The combination of units provides learners with the flexibility in the choice of areas in which they wish to develop their knowledge and skills.

All learners will develop their knowledge and skills in:

  • Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance

Learners have the opportunity to achieve Level 2 units, which will support the learner’s progression to an IMI Awards’ Level 2 Certificate (VRQ) in the appropriate career route.

Examples of some of the unit options available follow:

  • Introduction to the retail automotive maintenance and repair industry
  • Spark ignition engine systems, components and operation
  • Compression ignition engine systems, components and operation
  • Steering and suspension systems components and maintenance (4 wheels or more)
  • Vehicle braking systems components and maintenance
  • Vehicle wheels and tyres construction and maintenance
  • Vehicle exhaust systems components and maintenance
  • Introduction to low carbon technologies in the automotive industry
  • Vehicle electrical foundation skills
  • Basic vehicle valeting
  • Light vehicle construction
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Inspection, repair and replacement of high performance light vehicle tyres