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Motor Vehicle

Light Vehicle Maintenance Level 1

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

This course may offer an entry route to apprenticeship programmes or Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles, providing you have achieved English and maths functional skills.

Who is it for?

This course is a natural progression from the introductory level qualification for students who wish to increase their knowledge and practical skills ready for employment.

The course will provide you with an insight into life as a motor Mechanic or Technician and is a great way to begin your journey on the way to a very rewarding career.

What is covered?

During your study you will cover more advanced motor vehicle subjects such as chassis technology, engines, transmission and electrical and electronic technology.

The qualification is also accredited as a technical certificate for use with the NVQ and/or apprenticeship programmes. You will cover topics such as:

  • Vehicle construction and routine maintenance
  • Operating principles of tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems
  • Operating principles of engines
  • Operating principles and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Entry level 3 qualification or 3 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above including maths and English.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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The tuition I received at Peterborough College was a very strong foundation of automotive mechanics and the industry where I now work as Regional After Sales Manager, covering Texas, California and the South-West for Aston Martin North America. The lecturers were hugely inspiring to me and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the College in launching me on a career in automotive spanning 30 years.

Gary Hymen
Motor Vehicle Diploma Level 2

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