Motor Vehicle Maintenance Level 1 – January to April Starts 23/24

Course code: C003858

Course overview

The Level 1 Motor Vehicle course offers a varied and comprehensive qualification which looks at basic car maintenance and repairs. We offer an industry recognised qualification delivered through the Institute of the Motor Industry.

Learners will leave with all of the skills and experience they need to support their progression in the motor vehicle industry.

What will I learn?

You will learn about car maintenance and repairs by doing practical tasks in our workshop combined with some theory.


There are a range of modules which you will complete including:

• Health & safety
• Lifting & moving vehicles
• Preparing to become a new driver
• Lubrication system
• Locating, interpreting and using technical information
• Vehicle valeting & detailing
• Wheels & tyres
• Routine vehicle maintenance processes and procedures
• Applying engineering techniques in an automotive environment
• Introduction to mobile automotive repair trades
• Light vehicle exhaust system components and maintenance
• Lighting system maintenance


You will be required to complete a range of written assignments and online tests. You will also be required to demonstrate some skills whilst being observed by your tutor.

Work experience

You will do at least two weeks of work experience to support your studies, gain experience and potentially develop contacts with future employers. Our team will help you secure a work placement and will provide you with everything required for you to attend your placement.

Enrichment opportunities

There are a variety of enrichment opportunities on offer throughout the year, including trips and external visits.

Career and progression

Successful completion of the Level 1 Motor Vehicle qualification allows you to apply for an automotive Apprenticeship or continue your studies on Level 2 Motor Vehicle courses.