16-18 Courses, 16-18: Vocational

Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Level 1)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

Three or more GCSEs at Grade 2 including:

  • GCSE English Language and maths at Grade 2 (or equivalent)
  • Successful completion of Entry 3, and appropriate recommendation report

Course information

This course is designed for students who love cars and are interested in a job within the motor vehicle maintenance and repair industry. It gives students the chance to achieve the industry-standard Institute of the Motor Industry Diploma at Level 1. Successful students can progress to study and achieve the Level 2 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma after a further year of study.

This qualification is specifically designed to engage and motivate you if you are interested in learning about the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and the various jobs that are available within the motor vehicle industry.

You will study a range of units that may include:

  • Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance
  • Tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance
  • Automotive foundation skills
  • Spark ignition engine systems, components and operation
  • Compression ignition engine systems, components and operation
  • Engine liquid cooling and lubrication systems, components and operation
  • Steering and suspension systems, components and maintenance
  • Vehicle braking systems, components and maintenance
  • Vehicle wheels and tyres, construction and maintenance
  • Vehicle exhaust systems, components and maintenance
  • Vehicle driveline maintenance
  • Spark ignition system maintenance
  • Introduction to spark ignition fuel systems

If you have not achieved at least a grade 4 in GCSE English Language and/or Maths, you will also study for English and Maths qualifications alongside this course.

  • How you are assessed

    You will be assessed on a variety of practical tasks and by direct observation, questioning and one online exam. The mandatory units for the Diploma are: Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance and Tools, Equipment and Materials for Vehicle Mai

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What Can This Course Lead To

This Diploma is ideal for 16-19 year-old students who have an avid interest in motor vehicles, their maintenance and repairs, and who wish to develop experience in a variety of motor industry sectors, at a level to suit their ability. It can support their progress to a Diploma at Level 2. Successful students can apply, via a job or an apprenticeship, for direct entry into the motorcycle or vehicle servicing industry on completion of the progression route for Level 2.

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