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Level 1 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

Programme Description

This full-time programme provides an entry-learning route into the maintenance of light vehicles and other roles available in the retail motor industry. 

The courses uses engaging and motivating qualifications that combine both skills and knowledge.

During the programme you will learn to maintain and repair different types of vehicles, such as cars and vans, fit and replace parts and tyres and work on hybrid vehicles safely.

Programme Features

As a full-time learner, you will be expected to attend college three days a week for underpinning knowledge and practical assessment sessions.

Progression & Employment

Progression from this programme would be onto a level two automotive course, working towards becoming a fully qualified automotive technician.

Programme Content

  • A strong emphasis on practical training on a wide range of vehicle technology
  • Essential underpinning knowledge giving the theory behind the practical tasks carried out
  • Visits to local franchise dealers, shows and manufacturers

All learners will follow a Skills Pathway in which they will develop their literacy and numeracy skills for employment. 


Programme Assessment

Units are assessed practically in the workshop through observation of working practices and through written and on-line tests for the theory knowledge.

Programme Entry Requirements

GCSE grades A*-G in English or Welsh (1st Language), Maths and Science will be an advantage.

Successful interview.

You may be required to undertake a practical skills test as part of the interview process

Additional Costs

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45.00 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery, and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits