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Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 1
Study Mode
Full Time 
Practical Assessment and Coursework 
Automotive/Motor Vehicle 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs at A*-E or acceptable alternatives, must include English Language.

Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 1

Theory lessons covering the required technology are classroom based, giving you the opportunity to take notes to aid your studies. Practical lessons take place in the motor vehicle workshops and give you the opportunity to develop the skills needed to pass the assessments.

About the Course

You will learn about Health and Safety and the tools and specialist equipment. In addition the course will cover the parts of an engine and how it operates, maintenance of brakes, wheels and exhausts.

You will need to bring your own overalls and safety boots for workshop sessions. All other safety equipment will be provided.

Functional Skills lessons also form an important part of your course. They include English and Maths for you to help you improve your skills in these areas. There will be exams when you are ready.

Your progress will be reviewed regularly in tutorial sessions.

Key Units

Key units:
  • Health & Safety in the Workplace
  • Locating, Interpreting and Using Technical Information
  • Applying Engineering Techniques in an Automotive Environment 
  • Automotive Foundation Skills
  • Moving Loads and Vehicle Lifting
  • Vehicle Materials and Joining Methods
  • Corrosion Protection
  • Preparation to Become a Vehicle Driver
  • Introduction to Mobile Automotive Repair Trades
  • Health & Safety Practices in a Maintenance and Repair Environment
  • Tools, Equipment and Consumable Materials for Vehicle Maintenance
  • Compression Ignition Engine System Components and Operations
  • Air and Liquid Cooling System Components and Operation
  • Lubrication System Components and Operation
  • Compression Ignition Fuel System Maintenance
  • Vehicle Driveline Maintenance
  • Routine Vehicle Maintenance Processes and Procedures
  • Vehicle Steering and Suspension System Components and Maintenance
  • Spark Ignition Engine System Components and Operation
  • Light Vehicle Braking System Components and Maintenance
  • Light Vehicle Wheel and Tyre Construction and Maintenance
  • Light Vehicle Exhaust System Components and Maintenance
  • Electrical Foundation Skills
  • Lighting System Maintenance
  • Vehicle Exterior Valeting and Detailing

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at A*-E or acceptable alternatives, must include English Language.


Practical Assessment and Exams

Where does this Lead

Throughout the course there will be opportunities to undertake work experience and progression on to an apprenticeship programme.

It can support progress to a Level 2 Diploma and also supplement progress to GCSEs and other appropriate destinations, such as Apprenticeships and employment.

Tell Me More

You will be expected to study independently in your own time, building up your knowledge of motor vehicle technology.

Applicants should have willingness and a desire to study on a motor vehicle course, be able to take in technical information and demonstrate practical ability in a workshop setting.

Extra Costs

  • Boots and overalls
  • Books: 
1) Vehicle and Engine Technology - Heisler
2) Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology - Hillier