Level 1

Vehicle Maintenance


1 year


Rush Green


Sep 2020


Adult 19+


Motor vehicle

Designed as a step towards the Level 1 Diploma for those not ready to complete the full course in one year.

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 English & Maths GCSEs at grade 2 (D) or above, or the equivalent Functional Skills qualifications.

You can progress to a Level 1 Diploma after successfully completing this certificate.

If you already have a reasonable level of English and Maths, you can move straight on to Level 2 Diplomas, which are offered here at the college.

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.