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Motor Vehicle Maintenance – Level 1

Always had that interest in cars? At Calderdale College, we offer a hands on course that allows you to discover this diverse industry.

16 Weeks & 1 year

Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications needed

Course Info

This course is a great place to start for anyone wanting to pursue a career in motor vehicles.

You will learn the fundamentals of motor vehicle service and repair through working on real vehicles and engines. You will develop your ability to work with hand tools, powered tools as well as mechanical lifting equipment.

You will have the opportunity to further develop skills in mechanical and electrical fault finding to help in diagnosing problems so that you can work to solve them.

This course is intended for those wanting a practical, hands on learning experience that will lead to a nationally recognised qualification.

In addition to the main qualification you will also have opportunity to develop other skills and gain additional qualifications in MIG welding that will help broaden the range of career opportunities available to you.

You will also have opportunity to take part in outdoor, enrichment and sporting activities.

In addition to learning the practical aspects of motor vehicles work and how to use the equipment you will be taught how to work safely and effectively.

In order to gain the Level 1 diploma you will need to complete theory and practical assessments in the units that make up your qualification:

  • Unit 101 Vehicle Engine Lunbrication Systems
  • Unit 102 Vehicle Engine Cooling Systems
  • Unit 103 Vehicle Fuel and Exhaust Systems
  • Unit 104 Vehicle Spark Ignition Systems
  • Unit 105 Vehicle Electrical Systems
  • Unit 106 Vehicle Braking Systems
  • Unit 107 Vehicle Transmission Systems
  • Unit 108 Vehicle Steering and Suspension Systems
  • Unit 109 Vehicle Wheels and Tyre Systems
  • Unit 112 Vehicle Hand Skills and Manufacturing Techniques


The bulk of this qualification is delivered in the workshop environment.

There is some theory to be learnt, most of this is done through completion of practical activities and discussion with your course tutor.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

Ideally you will have a Grade C or Grade 4 or above in Maths and English.

At the start of your course we would expect you to complete an initial assessment to determine your current level of Maths and English, this will help us to ensure that you are the right course at the right level for you.

It also helps us to plan your programme and to make sure that the right support is in place for you.

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