Level 1

Vehicle Maintenance

Duration

35 weeks

Location

Rush Green

Starting

Sep 2020

Audience

16-18
Adult 19+

Careers

Motor vehicle

Perfect for those wanting a career in the motor vehicle industry.

This course gives you the knowledge to do basic maintenance checks, adjustments and component replacements on light vehicles.

Course modules include:

  • Tools, equipment & materials for vehicle maintenance
  • Engine liquid cooling & lubrication systems
  • Braking systems - components & maintenance
  • Routine maintenance processes & procedures
  • Wheels & tyres - construction & maintenance
  • Exhaust systems - components & maintenance
  • Steering & suspension systems - components & maintenance

There will be both practical and theory/knowledge assessments throughout the course.

These include:

  • Verbal questioning
  • Observed tasks
  • Written coursework
  • Online tests

You'll need: EITHER English & Maths GCSEs at grade 2 (D) or above, or the equivalent Functional Skills qualifications OR Level 1 Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance.

Assuming you have a reasonable level of English and Maths, successfully completing the course means you can move on to Level 2 Diploma Inspection or Level 2 Maintenance & Repair.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.