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Motor Vehicle

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Diploma Level 1

  • Course Type: Diploma

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, or the Level 2 Diploma in Motor Sport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. You may also apply to a Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship.

Who is it for?

This course is designed to develop your experience and skills for working in a variety of motor industry sectors. You will gain a good working knowledge of tools and equipment, vehicles engines and engine systems, chassis systems, transmission and drive-line components, in our fully-equipped workshops.

What is covered?

You will study the following units:

  • Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance Tools
  • Equipment and Materials for Vehicle Maintenance Industry
  • Introduction to the retail automotive maintenance and repair industry
  • Spark ignition engine systems
  • Components and operations compression ignition engine systems
  • Components and operation
  • Steering and suspension systems components and maintenance (4 wheels or more)
  • Vehicle braking systems components and maintenance
  • Vehicle wheels and tyres construction and maintenance
  • Vehicle exhaust systems components and maintenance
  • Introduction to low carbon technologies in the automotive industry
  • Vehicle electrical foundation skills
  • Basic vehicle valeting
  • Light vehicle construction
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Inspection, repair and replacement of high performance light vehicle tyres

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

3 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above including English, maths and science or the Vehicle Technology Entry Level Diploma.

The majority of applicants enrol on this Level 1 course, however your hands on experience and previous academic achievements may determine the level of course you are offered.

We will therefore  review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

 

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks – subject to course availability

  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy / too hard subject to course availability

  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t pass at Grade 4

  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at enquiries@stamford.ac.uk  should you have any further questions.


 

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
SDP1LV4AF$
Location
Stamford
Duration
1 Year
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