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Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance | Brooklands College

Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance

This motor vehicle course is designed to give you an awareness of all of the major operating systems of a light motor vehicle.

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Subject Area: Engineering - Motor Vehicle
Suitable for: School Leavers
Campus: Weybridge

About this course

This is a practical focused Motor Vehicle course designed to give you an awareness of all the major operating systems of a light motor vehicle. You will develop a clear understanding of the maintenance procedures required to maintain the systems and will work on a range of vehicles in our outstanding motor vehicle workshops to hone your skills. 


Where will I be studying?

The Brooklands name has a long association with the engineering industry and we’re very proud to continue the tradition through our wide range of engineering courses in well-equipped workshops.

Our excellent engineering facilities comprise several workshops including Aeroplane hanger (including a helicopter rig!) computer facilities and study areas.

Course Details

What modules are covered?

Modules can include: 

  • Wheels and Tyres
  • Chassis Components
  • Service and Inspection
  • Overview of Related Systems
  • Basic workshop Practices, Hand Skills and Supporting Role Overview

Who is the course suitable for?

If you have already had a taste of motor vehicle courses through a school links course or have completed the Entry Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Vehicle Systems (3902-01), this course could be the right next step to develop your skills as a light vehicle mechanic.

How is the course assessed?

Course portfolio/logbook and online exams via Evolve platform

Are there any extra costs?

  • In advance of the course starting students will need to purchase their own Health and Safety equipment (Personal, Protective, Equipment). This will consist of Steel or composite toe safety shoes and overalls. Guidance on this will be provided during the application stage.
  • Pens, pencils, ruler, protractor, compass, eraser, line paper and a ring binder Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.

Entry Requirements

What qualifications will I need?

GCSEs grade 3 – 1 (or entry Level 3 literacy and numeracy).

For pre 16s not entry requirements but it is essential that applicants have a keen interest in the industry and willingness to learn.


Next Steps

At the end of the qualification you will be interviewed by the course leaders and a decision will be made based on attendance, punctuality and achievement as to whether you can progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles.

Alternatively, you could progress into full-time employment in the Retail Motor Industry or aim for an apprenticeship position with a motor vehicle garage.  

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