Vehicle Technology

Objectives:

To develop skills and theoretical knowledge of motor vehicles and their repair and maintenance.

Through workshop experience students to produce a series of coursework folios focusing on; Vehicle Design and Operation of Vehicle Systems.  Routine Vehicle Maintenance Techniques. Principles and Maintenance of Vehicle Wheels, Tyres, Steering and Suspension.

Year

Year 10

Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

Unit 6: Vehicle Design and Operation of Vehicle Systems 

Unit 9: Routine Vehicle Maintenance Techniques

Unit 9: Routine Vehicle
Maintenance Techniques

Time

14 weeks

6 weeks

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7 weeks

7 weeks

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Investigate the design of two different vehicles. The investigation will focus not only on body designs but also on engine and  power train systems.  

Complete and use a variety of media to record an investigation on the operation of vehicle braking, steering and suspension systems.

Select information and data for routine maintenance from every available source. Legislation, manuals, on-board diagnostics, visual inspection etc.

Information and data: vehicle technical data and repair processes;

Maintenance procedures: routine vehicle servicing e.g. first, interim, major

service; vehicle breakdown repair e.g. component failure or wear

Select appropriate equipment, components and materials for vehicle maintenance

Maintenance requirements

Adjustment and replacement

Vehicle areas: e.g. engine, transmission, chassis, electrical, body

Records: e.g. job cards (customer), vehicle

inspection, manufacturers’ service history, warranty, customer

request,, road test, pre-delivery inspections, workshop tests

(smoke/emissions test, roller brake test, alignment tests)


Year

Year 11

Term

Autumn

Spring

 

Unit

Unit 11: Principles and Maintenance of Vehicle Wheels, Tyres, Steering and Suspension Systems

Unit 11: Principles and Maintenance of Vehicle Wheels, Tyres, Steering and Suspension Systems

 

Time

7 weeks

7 weeks

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6 weeks

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Understand and record investigation on the types and construction of vehicle wheels and tyres. Identify faults and wear– how are they repaired and serviced?

Understand and record investigation on the types and   construction of vehicle wheels and tyres. Identify faults and wear – plan for and carry out repairs

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Investigate and record the function and operating principles of vehicle steering and suspension systems

Identify faults and wear – how are they repaired and serviced?

Investigate and record the function and operating principles of vehicle steering and suspension systems

Identify faults and wear. Plan for and carry out repairs.

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