Level 1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details


College 16-18


Motor Vehicle

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 993.00
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Course Overview

This course is a great introduction to the automotive industry, where you will develop a strong foundation of skills and knowledge to enable you to progress on to the next level of study.

Using a variety of tools and equipment in our industry standard workshops, you will discover how spark and compression ignition engines work, explore lubrication, steering, braking and suspensions while gaining an understanding of electrical systems.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 2 or above (including maths and English Language).

What you will Learn

The Level 1 Diploma is designed to give you a basic level knowledge of progression within the motor industry.


You will be assessed by completion of module packs, one online examination, workshop practical assessments and e-portfolio submission.


Upon completion of this course, you may choose to continue your studies with us at level 2 by progressing on to the Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair – IMI Level 2 Diploma. Alternatively, you may choose to complete an apprenticeship to earn while you learn.

Career Options

Engineering technicians, aircraft maintenance, telecommunications engineer, mechanic. electrician.

Mandatory Units

Areas of study will include:

Health & safety in the workplace
Locating, interpreting and using technical information
Applying engineering techniques
Preparation to become a vehicle driver
Tools, equipment and consumable materials
Engine air and liquid cooling systems
Diesel fuel system maintenance
Steering and suspension system components
SI engine components and operation
Braking systems
Wheel and tyre construction and maintenance
Exhaust systems
Electrical foundation skills
Exterior valeting and detailing
The retail motor industry
Electric vehicle awareness
Introduction to low carbon technologies

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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