Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Mechanics and Maintenance

Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Mechanics and Maintenance

Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Mechanics and Maintenance

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Candidates wanting to develop some of the key skills and understanding in motor vehicle systems.  Successful candidates will have the basic skills needed to apply for an automotive apprenticeship or similar engineering pathway. This qualification could also be used as an ‘interest’ course for a wide range of learners.

You will be a college-based student who has an interest in Motor Vehicle technology.

The City & Guilds is a leader in vocational qualifications, and employers respect this qualification for delivering the skills the automotive industry requires to better serve customers

The course is designed to help you progress your training within a practical environment that also includes written assignments and online exams.

Course Structure


Our expert tutors, who’ll expect you to be self-motivated and keen to achieve, will teach you subjects including:

  • Basic motor vehicle engineering
  • Health and safety
  • Routine maintenance

There’ll be a mix of hands-on work – portfolio building and online exams.

With this course you’ll be taking an important step forward in the next stage of your career in the motor industry and gaining the talents employers are keen to employ.

This course is a Study Programme which consists of


  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

* If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade 4 (C in the old grading structure) or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme.


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2 GCSEs at Grade 2 (E in the old grading structure) or above, or a relevant entry level qualification.

English and maths at Entry 3 or above.

Course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 1 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
Course fee £994; Exam Fee £114

Loans & assistance are available from Student Services

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year

Starting:
September

Term dates

Study campus:
City

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 1

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

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