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Motor Vehicle Diploma Level 1

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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, 04 Jul 2025

Entry Requirements

Three GCSE at grade 2 or above, overalls and steel toecap safety boots for workshop sessions. Enthusiasm for motor vehicle engineering will need to be d...

Course information

This course is accredited by City & Guilds (C&G) 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 the C&G Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance – Light Vehicle.

One year

C&G Motor Vehicle Level 2

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