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Vehicle Maintenance Level 1

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When studying this course, you will learn all the basic tools you will need to start your journey in light vehicle maintenance.

The course explores the core aspects of modern vehicle technology including the repair and maintenance of engines, cooling systems, steering, suspension, brakes and exhausts.

  • Course Level

    Level 1

  • Duration

    1 year full-time

Units you may study include:

• Skills used in the automotive environment
• Compression ignition engine systems
• Engine liquid cooling lubrication systems
• Steering and suspension systems
• Vehicle exhaust and braking systems
• Routine vehicle maintenance process and procedures
• Vehicle wheels and tyre construction and maintenance
• Vehicle driveline maintenance
• Introduction to spark and compression ignition fuel systems
• Spark ignition systems maintenance
• Basic vehicle valeting and light vehicle construction
• Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance
• Employability skills

50% Assessment – Coursework 50% Assessment

There are no formal entry requirements, but suitability will be discussed at your interview.

If you haven’t already achieved a GCSE grade 4 or grade C in English or Maths, then you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths alongside your other qualifications.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.

Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 75 75

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details