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Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance Level 1


Type: Part Time

Subject: Engineering and Motor Vehicle

Level: 1

Start Date: 02 September 2019

Fee: £1,495

Course Length

34 weeks Monday, 9am – 5pm


Level 1

Who is it for

This course is designed for students who are undertaking an Apprenticeship with a Technical Certificate, or anyone who wishes to develop occupational knowledge and progress into the motor industry. Level 1 focuses on basic operating principles, systems operation and foundation skills.

Interview Skills Assessment

Yes – An informal interview is required with the tutor before joining this course.

What will I need

Assessed on an individual basis by interview. Priority will be given to anyone currently working in the motor industry.

What is covered

A combination of technology and workshop–based learning, Level 1 focuses on basic operating principles, systems operation, and foundation skills. Modules may include:

• Working Safely & Effectively
• Foundation Skills
• Vehicle Construction and Routine Maintenance
• Operating Principles of Tyres, Brakes, Steering, and Suspension Systems
• Operating Principles of Engines
• Operating Principles & Maintenance of Transmission Systems
• Operating Principles of Electrical and Electronic Systems

How is the course assessed

Typical assessment methods include:

• Tests, involving short and long answer questions
• Open–ended and long answer questions
• Report, reviews, and case studies
• Practical exercises, involving oral and written reports
• Practical assignments (assessed for process, as well as product)
• End of unit multiple–choice question online exams

Where will the course take place

Park Crescent

What can this course lead to

Progression is available through level 1 to level 3 and Apprenticeship programmes.

Are there any additional costs

Stationery, drawing instruments, calculator and personal protective equipment for practical work.

Maximum Number of Students


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