Motor Vehicle Engineering Level 1 ABC Diploma

05142W0 | Pagefield Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 02/09/2019
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

If you love cars and enjoy fixing things, this could be a great career for you. Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches. They work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security. You will need to be good at problem-solving and finding faults. You will also work with people and develop excellent customer service skills. These courses will provide you with the practical skills to begin a career as a trainee motor vehicle technician. To become a motor vehicle technician you will need to have good practical skills and need to be good at problem solving and finding faults. You will learn how to carry out basic vehicle mechanical and electrical repairs. It will give you some of the practical skills and knowledge needed for a career as a mechanic or body repairer. You will also need to be a good with people and have great customer service skills.

What will I study?

The seven units of study to be completed are: Working safely & effectively during light vehicle maintenance & repair, foundation skills for light vehicle maintenance & repair, light vehicle construction & routine maintenance, operating principles of light vehicle tyres, brakes, steering & suspension systems, operating principles of light vehicle engines, operating principles & maintenance of light vehicle transmission systems and operating principles & maintenance of light vehicle electrical & electronic systems.

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year

How will I be assessed?

By completing a portfolio of practical tasks, multiple choice assessments.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-E/F / 9-2 subjects or equivalent.

What can I progress onto?

To the Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles, subject to course requirements being met.

Other Information

If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at Saftey boots and overalls will be required for all practical activities.

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £993.50 1

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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