Overview top

Candidates will develop the basic skills and knowledge of vehicle systems needed to move onto the Level 2 course or apply for an automotive apprenticeship or similar engineering pathway. The qualification covers a variety of automotive related areas. The course is split 50/50 over both classroom-based theory lessons and workshop based practical activities.

The Diploma is made up of 11 units including: health & safety, vehicle lubrication systems, cooling systems, fuel and exhaust systems, vehicle electrical systems, ignition systems, transmission systems, braking systems, steering and suspension systems, wheels and tyres, manufacturing and bench skills.

Entry Requirements top

There is a minimum requirement of a grade 3 in Maths and English for entry onto the Level 1 course.

Assessment top

The course is portfolio based and is assessed by observation of practical tasks carried to a satisfactory standard and by unit-based knowledge questions at the end of each unit.

Professional Opportunities top

Successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma can lead to a place on the Level 2 Certificate / Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles, or if the candidate has a permanent work placement then possibly a full Level 2 Apprenticeship.

Further Information top

1 Year, Full Time.

Campus: Westoe (Motor Vehicle)

When does the course start? 

September 2020