Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Motor Vehicle | Vehicle Maintenance | City & Guilds Certificate/Diploma Level 1 | Northbrook MET

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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 hand and 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

September 2020 Apply

Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who 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.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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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 advisorĀ 
Further study and careers
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