Vehicle Maintenance Certificate Level 1





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About the course

If you are looking for a career in the motor industry, this course is the ideal starting point.  During the course you will learn a wide range of relevant practical skills in our fully equipped modern workshops, working on real cars.  These skills will then be backed up with theory sessions.  It is not all work though, you will be given the opportunity to go on industry related visits a well as team building events. 

Entry Requirements

  • 3 GCSEs at Grades D-G
  • Level 1 Vehicle Fitting qualification (optional)
  • Entry Level 3 Motor Vehicle qualification (optional)
  • Record of achievement showing good attendance and punctuality
  • The motiviation and determination to succeed
  • Good communication skills


What will I do on this course?

This programme will provide you with knowledge and the practical training you require to start you on the pathway to become a fully qualified motor vehicle technician. You will study in many different ways; practical tasks, assignment work, group activities, use of the internet and self study. On our programme you will undertake a number of modules and you will be required to be successful in all of them in order to obtain the qualification:

  • Health and Safety Practices
  • Tools, Equipment and Materials
  • Spark Ignitiion Engine Systems
  • Engine Cooling and Lubrication Systems
  • Braking, Steering and Suspension Systems
  • Routine Vehicle Maintenance Processes
  • Air, Fuel and Exhaust Systems
  • Gearbox, Clutch and Final Drive Systems
  • Electrical and Ignition Systems
  • Functional Skills
  • Contextual Maths and English
Who is it for?

This course is aimed at anyone who has a passion for cars. You should have the desire to learn and develop the skills necessary to maintain and repair motor cars. You will need to be a committed and determined person who wants to succeed and has the ability to work as part of a team.

How Is this course assessed?

For each unit you will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Online assessment
  • Coursework
  • Tests
  • Practical
  • Observations
What could I do next?

What can I do next?

  • Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
  • Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle fitting Operations
  • Trainee Tyre and Exhaust Fitter
  • Trainee Fast Fit Mechanic
  • Apprentice Mechanic
  • Working in a Parts Department
Additional cost

Although all the tools and equipment are supplied, you will need to provide safety boots, protective clothing, writing equipment, calculator and paper.


You will need an interview for this course



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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