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Qualification: CERTIFICATE OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION with professional qualification: Car Mechanic

CERTIFICATE OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION with professional qualification: Car Mechanic

Qualification Information

- Able to perform intellectual operations at the level of knowledge, understanding and use.
- Uses in-depth knowledge with corresponding theoretical justification in narrow areas of activity.
- Independently interprets available information.
- Performs complex (complicated) activities – mainly in predictable situations.
- Has general knowledge corresponding to professional qualification.
- Has wide-ranging skills and skills essential for the profession coressponding to the professional qualification.
- Able to perform the work of executor independently and achieve results in a limited period of time.
- Knows and is able to apply appropriate technologies.
- Able to apply information acquisition and processing technologies.
- Latvian and foreign language(-s) proficiency improved.
- Is conscious of links between historical developments of their county, Latvia, Europe and world.
- Able to apply mathematical knowledge and skills.
- Able to evaluate the processes occurring in nature and society.
- Observes the environmental protection requirements in professional activity.
- Able to find their place in the economic structures of society and is able to operate therein.
- Understands the relationship between employer and employee and knows the relevant legislation.
- Has a conception of the principles of the mobility of the labour force of the Member states of the European Union.
- Evaluate their abilities adequately.
- Plans activity in compliance with circumstances, possibilities and their abilities.
- Performs a specific task in a limited time.
- Able to make a decision – mainly in familiar circumstances.
- Able to assume responsibility for the quality and quantity of the result of professional activity.
- Is systematic and rational when working.
- Is careful and accurate.



Competences:

1. The knowledge necessary at the level of notion in order to perform the basic tasks of professional activity:
1.1. electrical equipment and principles of operation;
1.2. special car equipment and accessories;
1.3. pneumatic drive and hydraulic drive;
1.4. applied communication;
2. The knowledge necessary at the level of understanding in order to perform the basic tasks of professional activity:
2.1. regulatory documents of the car technical condition;
2.2. quality assurance systems of the company;
2.3. engine construction and operation principles;
2.4. transmission and running gear construction and principles of operation
2.5. structure and operation principles of the car steering equipment and suspension
2.6. structure and operation principles of the braking system;
2.7. body, cab and interior structure;
2.8. the equipment and tools necessary in a locksmith’s work;
2.9. auxiliary equipment and mechanical hand tools, their operation principles;
2.10. the latest tendencies in car repair technologies;
2.11. professional terminology in the state language and in one foreign language.
3. The necessary knowledge at the level of use in order to perform the basic tasks of professional activity:
3.1. manufacturer’sdocuments regulating the technical condition and repair work of the car;
3.2. regulatory requirements for technical condition of the car;
3.3. information technologies;
3.4. maintenance materials;
3.5. use of chemical maintenance and repair materials;
3.6. car repair technologies set by a manufacturer;
3.7. use of technical databases;
3.8. labour protection (conformity of tools with the labour protection requirements, individual and collective protection means and their use);
3.9. electrical safety rules;
3.10. fire safety rules, action in case of fire;
3.11. provision of the first aid;
3.12. environmental protection;
3.13. organisation of the work place;
3.14. professional and general ethical principles;
3.15. legal employment regulations
3.16. state language;
3.17. one foreign language at the communication level.



Skills:

1. To perform external examination of car transmission and running gear parts.
2. To check the technical condition and operation of car transmission and running gear parts junctions, aggregates and mechanisms.
3. To prevent the detected defects in the car transmission and in junctions of the running gear parts, aggregates and mechanisms.
4. To perform the external examination of the  car steering equipment and suspension.
5. To check the technical  condition and operation of car steering equipment and suspension junctions, aggregates and mechanisms.
6. To prevent the detected defects in the car steering equipment and suspension junctions, aggregates and mechanisms.
7. To perform visual inspection of the car braking system and make the assessment of the technical condition.
8. To check the technical and working condition of the car braking system junctions, aggregates and mechanisms.
9. To prevent the detected defects in the car braking system junctions, aggregates and mechanisms.
10. To replace electrical parts .
11. By using a mechanic’s working methods to prevent the defects of the car electromechanical joints related to a mechanic’ s work.
12. To prevent the detected defects in the car body, cab or interior nodes and mechanisms.
13. To use the necessary tools, instruments, equipment and auxiliary equipment.
14. To prepare the work space according to the type and amount of work.
15. To read a manufacturer’s technical maintenance card and use it in technical service.
16. To read a card of the car's technical condition diagnostic results and perform the tasks indicated in the card.
17. To prepare for the transfer joints and aggregates that are intended for dismantling in auxiliary shops or specialized workshops.
18. To perform the technical service by using chemical maintenance and repair materials.
19. To use electronical information sources and technical literature in one’s professional work.
20. To keep in order the work space during the working hours and at the end of the working day.
21. To observethe environmental regulations requirements.
22. To observe the labour protection regulatory requirements.
23. To check if the tools correspond to the labour protection legislative and regulatory requirements.
24. To use individual and collective protective equipment.
25. To provide the first aid.
26. To use the professional terminology in the state language and at least in one foreign language.
27. To acquire the KNOWLEDGE necessary for development of the professional qualification, follow the information on latest technologies in the field of car repair.
28. To cooperate with other employees and work in a team within the framework of the work task.
29. To observe the basic professional and general ethical principles and work order rules.
30. To have a good command of the state language
31. To have a good command of one foreign language at the level of communication.
32. To perform the work individually and be responsible for the work result.
33. To observe the legal employment regulations.



Knowledge:

1. To perform external examination of car transmission and running gear parts.
2. To check the technical condition and operation of car transmission and running gear parts junctions, aggregates and mechanisms.
3. To prevent the detected defects in the car transmission and in junctions of the running gear parts, aggregates and mechanisms.
4. To perform the external examination of the  car steering equipment and suspension.
5. To check the technical  condition and operation of car steering equipment and suspension junctions, aggregates and mechanisms.
6. To prevent the detected defects in the car steering equipment and suspension junctions, aggregates and mechanisms.
7. To perform visual inspection of the car braking system and make the assessment of the technical condition.
8. To check the technical and working condition of the car braking system junctions, aggregates and mechanisms.
9. To prevent the detected defects in the car braking system junctions, aggregates and mechanisms.
10. To replace electrical parts .
11. By using a mechanic’s working methods to prevent the defects of the car electromechanical joints related to a mechanic’ s work.
12. To prevent the detected defects in the car body, cab or interior nodes and mechanisms.
13. To use the necessary tools, instruments, equipment and auxiliary equipment.
14. To prepare the work space according to the type and amount of work.
15. To read a manufacturer’s technical maintenance card and use it in technical service.
16. To read a card of the car's technical condition diagnostic results and perform the tasks indicated in the card.
17. To prepare for the transfer joints and aggregates that are intended for dismantling in auxiliary shops or specialized workshops.
18. To perform the technical service by using chemical maintenance and repair materials.
19. To use electronical information sources and technical literature in one’s professional work.
20. To keep in order the work space during the working hours and at the end of the working day.
21. To observethe environmental regulations requirements.
22. To observe the labour protection regulatory requirements.
23. To check if the tools correspond to the labour protection legislative and regulatory requirements.

Reference Data

EQF Level:
Thematic area:
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Location:
NQF Level: 
3
Awarding body: 

- Malnavas koledža

Awarding body contact info: 

KĻAVU IELA 17, MALNAVA, MALNAVAS PAGASTS, KĀRSAVAS NOVADS, LV-5750
Tālr.: 65733274
Fakss: 65731110
E-pasts: malnavaskol@inbox.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Car mechanic (7231 04)

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general secondary education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)