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Level 1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Course Level: 

Level 1

Destinations: 

Successful completion of the the Level 1 Diploma can lead to a place on the Level 2 Certificate in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles, or if the candidate has a permanent work placement then possibly a full Level 2 Apprenticeship.

Overview of the course: 

Candidates will develop the basic skills and knowledge of vehicle systems needed to move onto the Level 2 course, or apply for an automotive apprenticeship or similar engineering pathway. The qualification covers a variety of automotive related areas. The course is split 50/50 over both classroom based theory lessons and workshop based practical activities.

Entry requirements: 

There is a minimum requiremnet of a grade D in Maths and English for entry onto the Level 1 course.

Topics: 

The Diploma is made up of 10 units including: vehicle lubrication systems, cooling systems, fuel and exhaust systems, vehicle electrical systems, ignition systems, transmission systems, braking systems, steering and suspension systems, wheels and tyres, manufacturing and bench skills.

How is the course assessed?: 

The course is Portfolio based and is assessed by observation of practical tasks carried to a satisfactory standard and by unit based knowledge questions at the end of each unit.

Progression options: 

Once the Level 1 Diploma course has been fully completed the candidate can move onto the Level 2 Certificate in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles, or an apprenticeship if in full time employment.

Length of the course: 

1 Year, Full Time.

Campus: 

Technical Skills Academy, Peterlee

When does the course start: 

September

Fees: 

If you're a full time student under the age of 19 you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are aged 19-23 years old you may be required to pay fees for your course, however if you do not already have a level 1 or 2 qualification, or you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group, your fees may be paid by the Government.

If you are aged 24 or over you may be required to pay fees for your course, however if you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group, your fees may be paid by the Government.

How to apply: 

To apply for this course using our online application form, please click www.eastdurham.ac.uk/application_form or on the Apply navigation above. Alternatively if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply using a paper application form you can call us on 0191 518 8222.

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