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Level 1 ABC Diploma in Motor Vehicle Studies (Light Vehicle)

  • LEVEL 1

Course Overview

This course provides an introduction to the motor vehicle industry and prepares learners to progress on to a Level 2 qualification with ABC or on to an apprenticeship.

Course Code


End Date

Fri, 04 Jul 2025

Entry Requirements

ABC Entry Requirements: Students must demonstrate a clear interest in vehicles and mechanical things. They will also be required to complete an intervie...

Course information

Example units include: Health and safety for motor vehicle studies, Introduction to battery and lighting systems, Introduction to engine liquid cooling and engine lubrication systems, Introduction to engineering equipment and materials, Introduction to spark ignition power units, Introduction to steering and suspension, Introduction to vehicle braking systems, Introduction to vehicle exhaust systems, Introduction to vehicle ignition systems.

Students who complete their main programme with sufficient time will be offered a hybrid and electric vehicle safety training programme within your course. Alongside the above study, the programme will include GCSE maths and English Language.

Those who come to us with passes (Grade 4 and above) in English and/or maths will follow a Professional Development programme alongside their main study programme.

1 Year

The course is delivered through practical and knowledge based teaching. You will attend college 3 days each week.

Level 1 ABC Assessment includes: Practical skills assessments. Written knowledge assessments. The ABC Level 1 Diploma uses a portfolio-based assessment. This includes worksheets and practical tasks which must be completed and logged in the portfolio.

ABC Qualification: Skills and Education Group ABC Level 1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Studies.

Students will gain the skills and knowledge for a support role in a motor vehicle workshop.

1 week – Students will complete 1 week (5 days) Employability
training in college.

This will include readiness to work training, talks
from the BCA careers department, mock interviews, CV writing ec

ABC Qualification Progression: Progression onto the Level 2 ABC Diploma in Motor Vehicle Studies.

Level 1

You will require PPE for practical lessons, they are: Steel toe capped safety boots. Overalls. Safety glasses. For the knowledge sessions you will need the course workbook – more information about this at enrolment.

You will also require pen, paper and file for your practical and theory lessons. Lockers and workbooks are mandatory for all students and can be purchased via the College.