Course overview

Light Vehicle in Maintenance and Repair Level 1 City of Bristol College

A full-time, one-year light vehicle course in Bristol.

This course is a great first step for school leavers who want to be mechanics or vehicle technicians.

The course includes practical and theory lessons. You’ll develop your vehicle maintenance skills in specialist motor vehicle facilities.

You can study this course at our Motor Vehicle Technology Centre at Parkway or South Bristol Skills Academy (SBSA).

Dates and applications

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Light Vehicle in Maintenance and Repair Level 1 Parkway Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LPF1500C01-1
Dates
09/09/2024 - 25/06/2025
Duration
1 years
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
13.42
Start Time
09:15
Location
Parkway Centre
Fee
This course costs £519. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Light Vehicle in Maintenance and Repair Level 1 SBSA and Construction Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LMF1500C01-1
Dates
09/09/2024 - 19/06/2025
Duration
1 years
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
13.23
Start Time
09:00
Location
SBSA and Construction Centre
Fee
This course costs £519. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LPF1500C01-1 09/09/2024 - 25/06/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 13.42 09:15 Parkway Centre
This course costs £519. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply
LMF1500C01-1 09/09/2024 - 19/06/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 13.23 09:00 SBSA and Construction Centre
This course costs £519. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for young people aged 16-18 who want to gain employment in the Motor Vehicle industry.

It will provide you with the knowledge required to perform basic maintenance checks, adjustments and component replacement on light vehicles.

What you'll learn

During this course, you will gain knowledge about the different tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance.

Modules will include:

  • engine liquid cooling and lubrication systems
  • vehicle braking systems components and maintenance
  • routine vehicle maintenance processes and procedures on vehicles
  • vehicle wheels and tyres construction and maintenance.

You will be expected to complete 30 hours of work experience.

You will take an English and Maths Functional Skills qualification at the right level for you. If you achieve a Grade 3 for GCSE English or Maths at school you will undertake a resit in these subjects.

Course entry requirements

We will invite you to a course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to tour our excellent facilities and ask any questions you may have.

You will be asked to provide a copy of your last school report and / or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

You will need a Grade 2 GCSE in English & Maths, or Entry Level 3 Functional Skills in both English and Maths. 

Don’t have any formal qualifications? Don’t worry, let us know and we can assess you to ensure you will be able to achieve well on the course.

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure you can flourish! Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process, we are here to help take you to the next level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course is assessed through the verbal questioning, observed tasks and written coursework.

Future career and study opportunities

After successfully completing this course you can opt to complete a Level 1 Diploma in Maintenance and Repair, a Level 2 Certificate in Maintenance and Repair or an apprenticeship in light and heavy vehicles.

Additional costs

You will need to provide suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes boots, overalls and work gloves for use in the College workshop.

From September 2023, students on all motor vehicle courses will be required to purchase and wear a uniform in College. You will receive more information about this, including cost and how to purchase, at your induction.

If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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