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Level 1 Certificate Motor Vehicle

Subject Area

Motor Vehicle

Student Type


Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Adult Further Education

What is the course about?

Get your motor mechanics career into gear with this exciting practical course! Specialising in light vehicles, this introductory course is designed to motivate you and support you to gain the key knowledge and skills required by vehicle maintenance employers. You will learn how to repair different engines, brakes, tyres, steering, and suspension. You will learn in our state-of-the-art workshop, gaining a range of hands-on skills.

Why should I choose the course?

This course is aimed at those without any previous experience working on anything mechanical. It provides a basic knowledge and understanding of the principles involved in the repair of light vehicles.

What will I learn?

The course will cover all the main health and safety requirements within the industry and then move on to using tools and equipment. The course will provide you with the knowledge to use the correct tool for the right job and help you understand the importance of maintaining equipment correctly.

As the course progresses, you will gain knowledge relating to how a modern light vehicle works. One of the first units is the vehicle chassis, which includes the braking, wheels, tyres, steering and suspension system. This unit will give you a good understanding of the various components and how to remove and refit them correctly.

The course then moves on to engine technology, which covers how a modern engine operates, the components involved, and how to remove and replace them correctly. The two final units are transmission and electrical.

Assessment includes two online multiple-choice tests and a number of practical, workshop-based tasks. These are spread over the whole year, and you will attempt them when you are ready.

What will the course lead on to?

The fast-paced automotive industry continues to keep society moving. Embarking on a career in this sector could see you working on the latest car designs, or even in the world of racing cars. There may be opportunities for progression on to further motor vehicle qualifications or apprenticeships.

Are there any links with industry and university?

The tutors are industry experts who can share their extensive experience with you.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Here at Warrington & Vale Royal College we have a team of dedicated, experienced staff who can share their extensive knowledge and skills with you. Learning in a friendly and inclusive environment, you will be fully supported to achieve your goals.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements, but you must be aged 19 or over and have an interest in the subject.

What are my funding options?

For information on funding please contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no additional costs associated with this course. However, you will need to wear some sensible shoes/boots in the workshop.

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Starts Sep 2024

34 Weeks
Class Times
Warrington Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
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