Transport Maintenance – Level 1

Course Code: VEH-L1-0

Course Duration

1 Year

Course Type

Full Time


Haybridge Road, Telford

Course Level


About the course

This course is an ideal starting place if you have a love for cars and would like to have a technical career in automotive engineering. This qualification covers the basic technical skills you’ll need for today’s motor vehicle repair industry. The course includes practical aspects of light vehicles, construction and routine maintenance, operating principles of engines, tyres, brakes, steering and suspension, transmission system, and electrical/electronic systems. You will be continuously assessed throughout the course, this will involve both practical and theoretical aspects to enable you to complete unit assessments on-line and practical assessments at the end of each unit. Successful completion of this course can lead to the Certification in Vehicle Maintenance level 2.

– Health and safety in the workplace
– Tools, equipment and consumable materials for vehicle maintenance
– Wheel and tyre construction and maintenance
– Steering system components and maintenance
– Suspension system components and maintenance
– Engine operation and components
– Lubrication systems components and maintenance
– Engine cooling system components and maintenance
– Exhaust system components and maintenance
– Braking system components and maintenance
– Spark ignition system components and maintenance
– Vehicle electrical circuits and compentents
– Vehicle transmission system components and maintenance

Work placement opportunities: Tyre fitting companies and independent garages

Progressing to: Level 2 vehicle maintenance
study, apprenticeship, or junior maintenance

4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English
or maths

Curriculum Area
Automotive and Construction
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