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Motor Vehicle Studies Diploma level 1

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Motor Vehicle Studies Diploma level 1
Code C5120
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 STARTS. Do you have a passion for motor vehicles? Interested in working on motor vehicles for a career? This could be the right course for you. This level 1 diploma is designed to teach you about different roles available in the motor vehicle industry. This Light Vehicle route allows you to have the flexibility to develop your knowledge and skills across a variety of specialist areas to prepare you for further studies and potentially enter a job role in the future. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 (C) or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.


Leicester College has a very well-equipped modern vehicle body repair / refinishing workshop along with mechanical repair workshops. They offer advanced tools, equipment and repair techniques that enable you to gain a wide range of skills essential for the workplace. The study programme involves you studying both the theory and practical aspects of mechanical and accident repair. This qualification consists of a combination of units to include; Health and Safety practices, mechanical systems, electrical systems, braking systems, suspension systems, engine systems, steering systems, wheel and tyres. The course also cover paint and body accident repair units to give a rounded learning experience. You will complete a Learner Employability Achievement Programme (LEAP), which includes personal development and employability. In addition, you must study Functional Skills or GCSE in English and maths as part of their studies if you have not achieved a GCSE grade 4 in both English and maths.

How will it be delivered?

The course is designed to give you both theory and hands-on practical experience on carrying out accident repair procedures and so is delivered and assessed practically in the body/paint and mechanical workshops, coupled with written assessments and online exams. Your tutors will provide theory explanations, practical demonstrations and guide you through all assessments, written, practical and online exams.

Entry requirements

Entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of study or work. Two GCSEs in English and maths at grade 1/2 (E/F/G) or above is required. A suitable entry level 3 qualification or motor vehicle maintenance experience is desirable but not essential. Consideration will be given to applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant experience. An interview will be required to ascertain prior achievement.

Your next steps...

This course is the first step for students considering a career in the automotive industry. You could progress onto the level 2 programmes such as the Light Vehicle Studies Certificate and Diplomas. In addition, Motor Sports Diploma and Body / Paint Diplomas are available provided you meet course entry requirements or are in employment in the motor trade as part of a national apprenticeship scheme.



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