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

Funding and bursaries

Students under 19 will not have to pay fees providing you are legally in the UK. You may be able to access Bursary funding to help you with travel and meals depending on your personal circumstances.

Students aged over 19 may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. This will be discussed at enrolment.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements but a passion for working with cars and a career 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.

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.


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.

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.