Where will this course lead?

If you aspire to work as a technician in the motor vehicle repair industry, fixing and servicing a variety of vehicles, this Level 1 course is designed to introduce you to the various components and systems familiar in the sector, and will teach you how to identify problems and repair them.

What will I study?

The course will teach you how a car works and will include the following topics;

- Health & safety for car mechanics
- Chassis components
- Engines and components
- Transmissions / clutch and gearbox
- Vehicle electrics
- Vehicle braking systems
- Vehicle exhaust
- Wheels and tyres

How will this course be delivered?

Half of this course involves practical hands-on work in a real motor vehicle workshops and the other half is based in the classroom. The motor vehicle facilities consist of a vehicle garage with real cars and components. 

What qualifications will I get?

ABC Diploma in Motor Vehicle Studies

How will I be assessed?

To pass this course your assessment is via practical assignments and a completed course work portfolio. There are no external exams.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interview.

What are the entry requirements?

2 GCSEs at grade E / grade 2 or above including Maths and English, a suitable reference and a successful interview.

What else do I need to know?

You will be required to purchase:-

- Safety footwear and overalls are a MUST for workshop activities. 
- Pens and Note Pads. 
- Educational trips to motor vehicle related companies. 

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/74 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

What can I do after this course?

If you are successful on this course you will be able to continue studying towards Level 2 in Motor Vehicle Studies.


Stratford-upon-Avon College

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Course Fee

N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds

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Study Mode

Full Time