The First Diploma is a technical course and will prepare you to either enter a career in the motor industry or progress to the National Diploma and then onto higher education. The course involves understanding why and how motor vehicle systems operate. You will strip down cars and their components to fully understand and carry out fault diagnosis.
Unit 1 Health & Safety and Customer careUnit 2 Vehicle Electrics and Electronic PrinciplesUnit 3 Engineering PrinciplesUnit 5 Engine Operating PrinciplesUnit 6 Steering, Suspension and Brake Systems Unit 9 Routine Vehicle MaintenanceUnit 11 Wheels and TyresUnit 12 Vehicle Brake SystemsUnit 13 Vehicle Exhaust Sytems
Idealy you need to have completed a Motor Vehicle qualification at Level 1, or be qualified to GCSE grade C/D in Maths, English and Science. You also need a keen interest in entering the motor vehicle industry together with commitment and determination. You will also have to attend an interview and take an Initial Assessment.
Progress to a National Diploma or Certificate in Vehicle Repair and Technology and then to a Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Motor Vehicle Management or Motor Vehicle Engineering. The course will also help you to progress to employment or other work-based training in motor vehicle dealerships at Service Technician level