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TVET Council Barbados

Small Engine Repairs Level 1 (CVQ)

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is for individuals working in the automotive industry who wish to acquire basic training in the service and repair of small engines such as mowers and propeller systems on marine craft.

Individuals who would benefit from this qualification include:

  • Mechanics
  • Apprentice Mechanics

This list is not exhaustive and only serves to illustrate the breadth of the qualification.

How it is structured?

To achieve this Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ), candidates must successfully complete all mandatory units plus a minimum of two (2) Level One elective units and one (1) Level Two elective unit.

What does it covers?

The mandatory units include:

  • Prepare for general servicing/repairing of small engines
  • Remove, fit and adjust line trimming system components
  • Service chain cutting systems
  • Service drum cutting systems
  • Service jet drive propulsion systems
  • Repair propeller drive systems
  • Service reciprocating cutting systems
  • Service rotary cutting systems

The optional units include:

  • Service post boring systems
  • Service post hole digging systems
  • Service and repair marine transmissions (outboard or stern drive)
  • Service and repair marine transmissions (inboard)
  • Repair faults in chain cutting systems
  • Repair faults in reciprocating cutting systems
  • Repair faults in rotary cutting systems
  • Repair propeller drive systems

Where is it available?

There are no assessment centres offering this qualification at this time. For further information email us at or call (246) 435-3096 or (246) 228-3383.
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