City & Guilds Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance Level 1

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Engineering and Automotive



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

City of Newport Campus

Start Date

Start Date
05 September 2022

*Enrolment still open


1 year

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Entry Level 3 course or a Level 1 award within a Motor Vehicle or Engineering programme.

4 GCSEs – 2 GCSEs at grade D (ideally Maths and English) and at least 2 GCSEs at D-G grades.

In a nutshell

This Level 1 course provides an introductory understanding of the automotive industry. It is ideal for learners who wish to progress onto the service, repair and maintenance of cars and light vehicles.

With successful completion it can potentially lead onto an Extended Diploma course in Motor Vehicle Engineering, Enhanced Engineering Programme or follow an apprenticeship in industry after further study.

This course is for you if...

...You have a keen interest in Automotive Engineering.

…You would like to work within the Motor Vehicle sector.

…You would like to work in a garage or dealership.

…You enjoy problem-solving.

What will I be doing?

The course is a combination of practical and theoretical elements.

You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations. You will study units including:

  • The Motor Vehicle Engineered World
  • Electric Vehicle Principles
  • Investigating vehicle systems
  • Health and Safety in Motor Vehicle Engineering
  • Engineering Maintenance
  • Engineering Materials
  • Electronic Circuit Design and Construction
  • Interpreting and Using Service Information
  • Mathematics and Science for Engineering
  • Electrical and Mechanical Science for Engineering

You’ll be assessed through:

  • Exams
  • Coursework
  • Assignments
  • Portfolio
  • Laboratory or practical assessment

On completion of the course you will achieve:

  • Level 1 First Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering
  • Preparing for Employment (see the Coleg Gwent website for details)
  • Other relevant qualifications to enhance your skill set
  • Skills Activities
  • Maths and English (Maths and English upskilling to a grade of C or above, will be integrated into teaching timetable)

What is expected of me?

Successful completion of an Entry Level 3 course or a Level 1 award within a Motor Vehicle or Engineering programme.

4 GCSEs – 2 GCSE at grade D (ideally Maths and English) and at least 2 GCSE at D-G grades.

You’ll need to be:

  • numerate, creative and have a keen interest in Automotive Engineering
  • self-motivated, hardworking, punctual and committed

What comes next?

  • Level 2 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Engineering.
  • Level 2 Fast Fit Diploma
  • Progression onto a suitable apprenticeship or employment

Additional information

You will also develop essential employability skills:

  • self-management, team working, business awareness and customer awareness, problem-solving, communication, basic literacy and numeracy, a positive attitude to work
  • You will need to supply your own stationery e.g. folders, subject dividers, pens, pencils, rule and Personal Protective Equipment (boots and overalls)

City of Newport Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 05 September 2022

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team