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Light Vehicle Maintenance And Repair Level 1

Programme Description

This learning programme will help you to achieve a recognised vocational related qualification in light vehicle motor vehicle maintenance and repair. 

Delivery of the programme is undertaken in a purpose built facility, which has workshops equipped with the latest equipment and tools used widely within the motor vehicle maintenance and repair sector. 

The programme will provide you with an enjoyable, stimulating and challenging, learning experience with an emphasis placed on developing practical skills that are required by a modern vehicle mechanic. 

The programme also focuses on improving learners’ confidence, employability and entrepreneurship prospects. 

You will be allocated a personal tutor who will support you with your progress and provide pastoral care for you, for the duration of the programme.

Programme Features

The programme is delivered by a team of experienced teaching practitioners, who are also vocationally qualified and occupationally experienced. 

The team retain strong links with the motor vehicle sector and undertake continuous professional development to ensure that the programme’s teaching and learning is both current and relevant. 

Also, you will have the opportunity to attend educational visits that aim to enrich your studies, inspire learning and raise aspirations.

Progression & Employment

Successful completion of the programme provides progression to the level two Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair or an apprenticeship programme.

Programme Content

The units within the programme consist of the following motor vehicle, knowledge and skill, subject sets:

  • Health, safety and good housekeeping 
  • Vehicle technology and workshop methods and processes 
  • Supporting job roles 
  • Routine maintenance 
  • Engine systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Chassis systems
  • Driveline units

In addition to the above units, you will also work towards the following qualifications.

  • Essential Skills in Application of Number
  • Essential Skills in Communication

If required, you will have an opportunity to undertake GCSE English language and maths development, as part of the course.

Programme Assessment

Subject knowledge and skills are assessed via online multiple-choice tests and combination practical and theory assessments.

Programme Entry Requirements

We require you to possess GCSEs at grade E or above in English or Welsh language, mathematics and another GCSE (preferably science). 

Applicants will undergo an interview and basic skills assessments to establish their suitability for the programme.

Additional Costs

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.