Level One Certificate in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

If you are thinking of a career in the motor industry, then this course could be what you are looking for. This qualification has a predominantly practical approach to assessment, and includes many visual questioning techniques, which will stimulate and interest the learner. The qualification’s combination of units provides learners with flexibility and choice in the areas they wish to develop their knowledge and skills.

 This course is a broad introduction to light vehicle maintenance and repair principles and is aimed at giving learners basic knowledge of the subject with a view to progressing onto further study.

This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part-time course for adults aged 19 and over.  Please ask learner services for details.

What will I study?

The course will cover the maintenance and repair of:

  • Engines
  • Steering and suspension
  • Brakes
  • Exhaust chassis
  • Electrical systems

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of techniques to include observation of practical activities in workshops, oral questioning, written reports and online testing.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of two GCSEs grade D / 3 or above
  • Or Skills for Life qualification
  • Or entry level three qualification
  • Or equivalent

Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.

Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.

Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.

What next?

This course could help you get a job, improve your career prospects, enable you to progress onto the Level Two Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles or secure an apprenticeship.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide