City & Guilds Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance Level 1

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Engineering and Automotive



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
07 February 2022


16 weeks

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

An Entry Level 3 course or hold 4 GCSEs – 2 GCSE at grade D (ideally Maths and English) and at least 2 GCSE at D-G grades.

In a nutshell

Vehicles and their associated systems are constantly becoming more complex. The ever-advancing technology of modern vehicles requires suitably trained and competent technicians to work on these vehicles.

This Level 1 course provides an introductory understanding in this vocational area. It is ideal for learners who wish to progress onto a Diploma or Extended Diploma course in Motor Vehicle Engineering, an Enhanced Engineering Programme or follow an apprenticeship in the industry after further study.

This course is for you if...

... You want a blend of practical and theoretical study

... You are a good problem-solver with a keen interest in vehicles

… You want to work to and maintain high professional standards

What will I be doing?

The course is built from a combination of practical and theoretical elements.

You will learn by completing projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations.

The topics listed below are some of the potential topics you will study as part of your course.

  • 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 also develop essential employability skills, such as self-management, team working, business awareness and customer awareness, problem-solving, communication, basic literacy and numeracy, a positive attitude to work.

You’ll be assessed via online tests, coursework, assignments, portfolio work, observations and practical assessments.

Upon completion, you’ll achieve:

What is expected of me?

To enter this course, you’ll need to have previously completed an Entry Level 3 course or hold 4 GCSEs – 2 GCSE at grade D (ideally Maths and English) and at least 2 GCSE at D-G grades.

Full commitment to attendance is required, as is the ability to work independently, safely, professionally and as part of a team.

You should have a strong desire to work in the motor vehicle industry, abide by the college ethos, always bring the required course equipment and be willing to participate in improving your level of academic subjects.

What comes next?

  • IMIAL Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies for Master Technicians
  • A suitable Apprenticeship
  • Employment as a Vehicle Technician

Additional information

You’ll need to purchase appropriate Personal Protective Equipment, such as boots and overalls, the cost of which is approximately £40.00. You will also need to supply your own stationery and folders.

Crosskeys Campus
(Enhanced Part Time)
Start Date: 07 February 2022

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

Contact our Student Recruitment team

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

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