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Level 1 Motor Vehicle Diploma in Automotive Maintenance

  • LEVEL 1
Motor Vehicles

Course Overview

This course will provide students with a great introduction to the motor trade and allow development and growth of industry expectations. The motor vehicle aspects of this course will be taught in the college’s workshops and technical classrooms. All students will need to take maths and English, unless they have a GSCE grade 4 that exempts them.

Those wishing to pursue careers in all aspects of the Motor Industry will benefit from this course as it will provide a good introduction to the motor trade covering a variety of roles and will cover the following units:

• Introduction to routine servicing.
• Automotive foundation skills.
• Health and Safety in the working environment.
• Engine principles.
• Lubrication systems.
• Cooling systems.
• Ignition systems.
• Exhaust and emissions.
• Suspension systems
• Wheels and tyres.
• Braking systems.
• Electrical systems.
• Industry expectations and soft skills.

Course Code


End Date

Fri, 27 Jun 2025

Entry Requirements

This 1 year course requires three GCSEs at grade 2 or above. Students must demonstrate a clear interest in motor vehicle servicing and maintenance at in...

Course information

L1AM01 – Health and Safety in the Workplace
L1AM02 – Tools, Equipment and Consumable Materials for Vehicle Maintenance
L1AM03 – Engine Operation and Components
L1AM04 – Lubrication System Components and Maintenance
L1AM05 – Engine Cooling System Components and Maintenance
L1AM06 – Spark Ignition System Components and Maintenance
L1AM07 – Spark Ignition Engine Fuel System Components and Maintenance
L1AM08 – Compression Ignition Engine Fuel System Components and Maintenance
L1AM09 – Exhaust System Components and Maintenance
L1AM10 – Steering System Components and Maintenance
L1AM11 – Suspension System Components and Maintenance
L1AM12 – Braking System Components and Maintenance
L1AM13 – Wheel and Tyre Construction and Maintenance
L1AM14 – Vehicle Transmission System Components and Maintenance
L1AM15 – Vehicle Electrical Circuits and Components

One year

A combination of Tutor led demonstrations, student participation & practice, theory delivery and commercial salonworkshop that will led on to formative & summative assessments.

This course is accredited by the IMI and will include practical based assessments in the workshop and knowledge-based units, using E-portfolio and includes one online exam.

You will also be expected to complete a minimum of 30 hours work experience within the academic year. Final qualification is IMI Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance – Light Vehicle.

Level 1 IMI Diploma in Automotive Maintenance

Industry placement: Students will attend a 2 week block of Industry placement part of their full study programme.

A placement on a work based apprenticeship or a trainee automotive technician

Level 1

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