Knowledge of Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Environment


Unit Reference Number:     K/601/6237

Learning OutcomesAssessment Criteria
1understand how to select, use and care for hand tools and measuring devices in the automotive environment1.1identify and explain the use of common types of hand tools used for fabricating and fitting in the automotive environment
1.2identify and explain the use of common measuring devices used for fabrication and fitting in the automotive environment
1.3describe, within the scope of their responsibilities, how to select, prepare and maintain hand tools, measuring devices and PPE used for fabrication, repair and fitting in the automotive environment
1.4state the limitations of common hand tools and measuring devices used for fabricating, repair and fitting in the automotive workplace
1.5explain how common hand tools and measuring devices used for fabricating, repair and fitting in the automotive environment should be stored and maintained
1.6identify common electrical measuring tools used in the repair of vehicles and components
1.7explain the preparation and safe and correct use of common electrical tools when measuring voltage, current and resistance
2understand how to prepare and use common workshop equipment2.1describe the preparation and safe use of workshop equipment
2.2explain the term: safe working load
3understand how to select materials when fabricating, modifying and repairing vehicles and fitting components3.1describe the properties, application and limitations of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including their safe use.
3.2describe the properties, application and limitations of common non-metallic materials, including their safe use
3.3define common terms relating to the properties of materials
4understand how to apply automotive engineering, fabrication and fitting principles when modifying and repairing vehicles and components4.1describe how to tap threads, file, cut and drill plastics and metals when modifying or repairing vehicles
4.2describe how to measure, mark out, shape and join materials when fabricating
4.3describe the selection and fitting procedures of the following: a. gaskets and seals c. sealants and adhesives d. fittings and fasteners e. electrical circuit components
4.4identify locking, fastening and fixing devices
4.5state the importance of correct operating specifications for limits, fits and tolerances in the automotive environment