This exciting hands-on course in Motor Vehicle Studies is perfect for anyone passionate about cars and building a career in the sector.
Our level 1 Diploma is designed to teach you about different roles across the motor vehicle industry and develop your skills across a variety of specialist areas, in preparation to continue your studies or kick-start a career in this industry.
What You'll Learn
The course involves studying both the theory and practical aspects of mechanical repair including the following units:
1. Health and Safety practices
2. Mechanical systems
3. Electrical systems
4. Braking systems
5. Suspension systems
6. Engine systems
7. Steering systems
8. Wheels and tyres
Our facilities host very well-equipped modern vehicle mechanical repair workshops offering advanced tools, equipment, and repair techniques that enable you to gain a wide range of skills essential for the workplace.
You must be 19 plus to enrol onto this course and it also requires one reference.
A suitable entry level 3 qualification or motor vehicle maintenance experience is desirable but not essential.
It is also desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance at your last place of study or work and have a minimum of level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths.
Consideration will be given to applicants who do not hold formal English and Maths qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant experience. An interview will be required to ascertain prior achievement.
How you will be assessed
Practical assessments for this course are in practical mechanical workshops and written assessments for each unit studied in the class room.
Your tutors will provide detailed theory, practical demonstrations, and assistance in guiding you through all assessments, written and practical.
Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00
Tuition Fees (19+): £750.00
You will be expected to supply and wear personal protective equipment (workshop uniform) when carrying out practical activities in the workshops, which should consist of black steel toe cap safety boots and plain navy all in one overall. There should be no deviation from the colour scheme and the kit would be expected to cost between £45 and £50, along with suitable stationery for note taking.
If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.
For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.
Course and Career progression
This course is an essential first step for students considering a career in the automotive industry.
You may choose to continue in education and progress onto the level 2 programs such as the Light Vehicle Studies Diploma or Motor Sports Diplomas, dependent on meeting entry criteria, or go straight into a job in the motor trade and begin your career.
What Happens Next
Apply online via the College website, or speak to the Leicester colleges student services team if you are unsure. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a welcome event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.