Motor Vehicle | Vehicle Maintenance | City & Guilds Certificate/Diploma Level 1

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0274-1C
Qualification Type Basic/Key Skill
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


On this vehicle maintenance course you will learn about the functions of the complex systems within today’s vehicles, developing practical and diagnostic skills. You will learn how these systems integrate with each other to operate to the manufacturer’s specification.

The practical approach of the course will develop your hand and diagnostic skills. The classes are mainly practical with weekly theory sessions.

The tutors and technicians are all industry-experienced, giving them the insight and knowledge needed to prepare you for employment, further study or an apprenticeship.

Our Shoreham Airport Campus offers a truly unique learning experience; Motorsport, Aero and Motor Vehicle students work in hangars, workshops and high-tech classrooms equipped with the very latest tools, machinery and software.


Course content

  • Health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Introduction to vehicle technology and workshop methods and processes
  • Basic routine vehicle maintenance
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Engine lubrication systems
  • Engine cooling systems
  • Braking Systems
  • Wheels and tyre systems

How will it be delivered?

Entry requirements

Start at Level 1 if you have at least two GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths.

If you do not meet these entry requirements you may be interested in an Inclusion Pathfinders course.

Your next steps...

After Level 1, you can progress to the Level 2 course, either full-time or as an apprentice (90% attendance record required).

Future careers

  • Dealership mechanic
  • Diagnostic technician
  • MOT tester
  • Auto electrician
  • Roadside assistance technician
  • Parts advisor