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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Diploma Level 1

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

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. 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 GCSE’s at grade 3/D or above, including maths and English Lnaguage, or an Entry Level 3 Motor Vehicle qualification.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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Lauren Burke

The tutors and our new facilities are brilliant. We study with the top-of-the-range equipment which enhances our knowledge and improves our employment prospects.

Lauren Burke

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