Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

This course is a great introduction to the automotive industry, where you will develop a strong foundation of skills and knowledge to enable you to progress on to the next level of study.

Using a variety of tools and equipment in our Automotive Hub, you will discover how spark and compression ignition engines work, explore lubrication, steering, braking and suspensions while gaining an understanding of electrical systems.

Our alumna, Danielle, completed this course and has since secured full-time employment in the industry as a Heavy Goods Diesel Mechanic!

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Health and safety
  • Tools and equipment
  • Spark and compression ignition engines
  • Cooling and lubrication
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Braking systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Ignition systems on both petrol and diesel vehicles

An additional qualification will be offered as part of your course; personal and social development for the automotive industry.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by completion of module packs, two online examinations, workshop practical assessments and e-portfolio submission.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have GCSEs at grade 3 (equivalent to grade D) or above, in English and maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2019), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon completion of this course, you may choose to continue your studies with us at level 2 by progressing on to the level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. Alternatively, you may choose to complete an apprenticeship to earn while you learn.

Ref: Ian Dolan

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Why study Motor Vehicle with us?

Future Prospects

70% of our motor vehicle students have successfully progressed into full-time employment.

Automotive Hub

We offer MOTs, car services, body repairs, paintless dent removal and smart repairs to the public.

Employer Links

Strong links with local automotive businesses, helping you to secure work experience and employment.

E-Portfolio

E-portfolio allows you to submit your work online and receive efficient feedback from tutors.

Earn and Learn

You can progress onto an apprenticeship to earn while you learn.

IMI Recognised Employer

We've been presented with a prestigious award for our professionalism and expertise.