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Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Adults) - Level 1


This 18-week Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair course is designed to provide you with an insight into life as a Motor Mechanic or Vehicle Technician and to help you to develop the knowledge and skills required to progress onto higher levels. This Level 1 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair course is mainly practical, with training taking place in our £10 million Advanced Technology Centre. 

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
02 Sep 2024
Bispham Campus
14 Weeks
06 Jan 2025
Bispham Campus
20 Weeks

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

Successful completion of this course will provide you with the for further study at level 2 and above, equipping you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to seek industry-related employment.

Throughout your time on the course you will receive regular career and progression advice from our team of highly qualified tutors who have many years’ experience working as skilled technicians in the industry.

Job roles that this course can lead to are:
•    Motor Vehicle Mechanic
•    Motor Vehicle Diagnostic Technician
•    Roadside Recovery Technician
•    Motor Vehicle Fast-Fit Technician
•    Motor Vehicle Workshop Manager
•    Vehicle Research and Design Engineer

Key information

Entry Requirements

  • You must be aged at least 19 on or before 30 August and you must be able to attend one full day a week.
  • There are no formal qualification , but you should have reasonably good levels of English and maths.


Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343.

Qualification obtained

Certificate in Automotive Maintenance

Extra costs and equipment

You will need to provide your own safety boots and overalls/boiler suit for practical activities. A typical pair of safety boots should cost no more than £12 and a pair of overalls £15. All other protective equipment will be provided by us.

All tools and equipment are provided for practical sessions and access to computers and all software required for the course is available within the College facilities.

You will be expected to provide your own pen, pencil, basic drawing equipment and a note pad.

Tuition Fees

Read our tuition fees guide.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: IMI

Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: IMI

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

While an industry placement is not mandatory, we have a comprehensive list of local employers who have provided opportunities for our adult students to gain valuable industry experience.

There are no planned mandatory field trips.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by both practical skills assessments in the workshop (90%) and by online multiple-choice tests (10%).