Motor Vehicle Maintenance | Level 1

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Course Code: FE0274-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Shoreham Airport Campus Qualification: City & Guilds Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance Level 1 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

On this vehicle maintenance course you will learn about the functions of the complex systems within today’s vehicles, developing practical and diagnostic skills. You will learn how these systems integrate with each other to operate to the manufacturer’s specification.

The practical approach of the course will develop your hands on diagnostic skills. The classes are mainly practical with weekly theory sessions. 

The tutors and technicians are all industry-experienced, giving them the insight and knowledge needed to prepare you for employment, further study or an apprenticeship. 

Our Shoreham Airport Campus offers a truly unique learning experience; Motorsport, Aero and Motor Vehicle students work in hangars, workshops and high-tech classrooms equipped with the very latest tools, machinery and software.

Start dates

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Entry requirements

Start at Level 1 if you have at least two GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths.

If you do not meet these entry requirements you may be interested in an Inclusion Pathfinders course.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Introduction to vehicle technology and workshop methods and processes
  • Basic routine vehicle maintenance
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Engine lubrication systems
  • Engine cooling systems
  • Braking Systems
  • Wheels and tyre systems

Why this course at the MET?

  • Facilities simulate real work environments
  • Industry-standard diagnostic equipment
  • Taught by experienced industry experts

Surrounded by a busy, working airport and numerous engineering and parts companies, the Shoreham Campus provides a real-world environment in which to study. 

The campus has a cafeteria serving hot and cold food, and facilities also include a library, and IT suites for your research projects.

Further study and careers

After Level 1, you can progress to the Level 2 course, either full-time or as an apprentice (90% attendance record required).

Future careers

  • Dealership mechanic
  • Diagnostic technician
  • MOT tester
  • Auto electrician
  • Roadside assistance technician
  • Parts advisor 
Further study and careers

Course fees

Course fees

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

Unemployed/Benefit Waiver and Level 2 Entitlement

This course is also free if you meet the following criteria:

  • You may not have to pay any fees if you will be aged 19 or over when you begin this course and:
  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status. 

 AND

  • You are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £345 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £552 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £18,525 per year (gross pay)
  • You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.

Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk | 01273 667704

Course fees

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

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