Skills for Work: Automotive Skills National 4 (SCQF level 4)

Skills for Work: Automotive Skills National 4 (SCQF level 4)

Qualification information

The National 4 Skills for Work Course: Automotive Skills at SCQF level 4 provides an introduction to the automotive industry and a progression route into further education, training or employment in the industry.

The Course covers areas such as vehicle maintenance and repair, fitting, electrical work, paint operations and roadside assistance — and develops the practical skills, problem solving skills, and knowledge and understanding needed in the automotive industry.

Learners will also develop transferable employability skills, including:

  • an understanding of the workplace and the employee’s responsibilities (eg time-keeping, appearance, customer care)
  • self-evaluation skills
  • positive attitude to learning
  • flexible approaches to solving problems
  • adaptability and positive attitude to change
  • confidence to set goals, reflect and learn from experience

Why study this qualification

This qualification is suitable for a wide range of learners including:

  • pupils from mainstream schools or other education establishments
  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • learners in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • learners participating in 16+ programmes
  • college students wishing to develop their skills and knowledge in relation to the automotive industry
  • trainees participating in preparation for entering employment
  • individuals involved in voluntary activities

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Employment and progression

Successful learners may progress to:

  • Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and Modern Apprenticeships in automotive areas
  • further education
  • training/employment in the automotive industry

Qualification structure

Group Award code C271 74 (24 SCQF credit points)

The Skills for Work Course in Automotive Skills at SCQF level 4 consists of four mandatory Units.

National 4 Automotive Skills Course Specification (464 KB)

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Qualification structure

Group Award code C271 74 (24 SCQF credit points)

The Skills for Work Course in Automotive Skills at SCQF level 4 consists of four mandatory Units.

National 4 Automotive Skills Course Specification (464 KB)

Unit search


How to assess

There is no external assessment for this Course. Learners must successfully complete each Unit to achieve the Course.

Unit specifications provide detailed information on the Evidence Requirements for each Unit. The Unit Support Notes provide information on approaches to assessment for each Unit.

The Units are internally assessed by centres and externally verified by SQA.

Qualification Verification Summary Report

Qualification Verification Summary Reports were formerly known as Internal Assessment Reports.

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