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Transport Maintenance (Motor Vehicle) - Level 1 - Full-time (Mid Devon)

Level 1
Course Code:
Mid Devon Campus
One year

These days, there is a lot more to car maintenance than being good with a spanner. Modern cars are complex and computerised, so there's a lot to learn. But if you want to work on vehicles for a living, it all starts here!

This qualification combines exciting practical sessions with the theory needed to achieve a great foundation to progress into the industry.


This study programme is an ideal combination of practical lessons, taught in our excellent, fully-equipped workshops, and the theory behind the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles.

You will explore the fundamentals of the vehicle's main systems engines, fuel systems and chassis systems basic electrics and an introduction to alternative energy sources. We will also encourage you to find work experience placements, as they will help you develop your skills faster and help you understand how the business really works.

Every year, at IMI approved centres such as Petroc, more than 100,000 individuals are awarded certification for one of 250 different industry qualifications. Candidates range from young apprentices to industry veterans looking to gain competency in a changing technological landscape. IMI's awarding organisation offers a full range of technical and operational motor industry specialisms, from MOT Management and Testers, Level one to level three maintenance and repair, to automotive management, including:
- Competence qualifications
- Knowledge qualifications
- Life skills

Course units of study may include:

- Health and safety in the workplace
- Locating, interpreting and using technical information
- Applying engineering techniques in an automotive environment
- Introduction to low carbon technologies
- The retail motor industry
- Vehicle steering and suspension system components
- Spark ignition engine system construction and maintenance
- Light vehicle braking system construction and maintenance
- Light vehicle wheel and tyre construction and maintenance
- Electrical foundation skills

All at the highest standard required for an ever changing Motor Vehicle landscape.
The course is assessed by both practical tasks and written work. Students will also be required to complete some online tests.
Practical assessments will be carried out in the workshop. The assessments in the workshop will be graded as 'competent' or 'not competent'.
Four GCSE at grade 2/E to include English & Maths

You will need to show that you have a real desire to work in the vehicle maintenance and repair industry, ideally planning to progress to an apprenticeship.
This qualification is a sound preparation for more vocational training.
You could continue to other related qualifications or apprenticeships at Level 2, such as Vehicle Fitting, Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Roadside Assistance and Recovery, Vehicle Parts Operations and Vehicle Sales.
This course is run at the Mid Devon Campus, which incorporates an advanced vehicle workshop environment that replicates a modern vehicle repair centre
You will be required to bring personal protective equipment (PPE boots and overalls) - a list will be provided - as well as stationery and Level 1 technical workbook ISBN-13 978-1408064221. Details are forwarded to all candidates prior to the start of the course.
There will be an additional payable fee prior to starting the course of £50 which contributes to materials used.
PPE e.g. coveralls and steel-toe capped safety boots.
There may also be the opportunity to participate in a number of trips during the year that will incur an additional cost.
Petroc is working toward a paperless carbon footprint however, there is a facility for you to print documents at additional cost available
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01884 235245 for more information.
Q: Is Personal Protective Equipment needed?
A: Yes for health and safety reasons, appropriate coveralls and steel-toe capped safety boots are necessary.

Q: Are there any external trips on this course?
A: There may be the opportunity to participate in a number of trips throughout the year that may incur an additional cost.
In the past we have used ERASMUS PLUS funding for students to experience work in another country such as Barcelona Spain. (This subject to placements and valid passport criteria)
Also during the year at additional cost' students have attended the 'Auto Sports International Show' in Birmingham and the Haynes museum in Yeovil.

Q: Is there any financial support available to me?
A: Financial support may be available for any additional cost. Please enquire at the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01884 235330.

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