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Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Motor Vehicle) - Level 1


This basic introduction in o the motor vehicle industry will prepare you for a career in the industry. You will cover units including health and safety, removing and replacing components, fault detection and repairing tyres.?

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Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs with at least 2 points (grade E) including maths, English and a science or technology subject.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You will also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20181 yr(s)4783A1242FREE£465.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.

How will I be assessed?

You will complete a portfolio of evidence covering workshop tasks and related online exams and phase tests for each topic you study. You will also be expected to take maths and English if you have not achieved a grade C in either or both of these subjects. You also need t complete a minimum of 20 hours' work experience.

What does the course lead to?

You may be able to progress onto either the Diploma in Vehicle Fitting Principles Level 2 or the Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2.

What will I study?

Modules include:

  • Health and safety
  • Workshop practice
  • Chassis and frame
  • Engines
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Braking systems
  • Basic electrics

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

How do I apply?

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