Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 1

Start Date
Course Course
Olive Grove Campus

About this Course

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.

Key Units

Key Areas of Study
  • 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 grades A* - E / grade 2 or above (or acceptable alternatives), must include English Language.


  • Practical Assessment
  • 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.

Future Opportunities

Career opportunities include working in motor vehicle repair establishments or fast fit outlets, as a repair technician or parts specialist. 

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

Students in financial hardship may be eligible for help towards these costs from the Learner Support Fund.

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