Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair – Entry Level and Level 1


Introduction to this course

This study programme offers you the basic knowledge and practical skills required for careers in the Motor Vehicle industry. You will consider engineering equipment and materials, compression and spark ignition power units, engine liquid cooling and lubrication, steering and suspension, braking systems, vehicle transmission, wheels and tyres and exhaust systems.



How to Apply?

You can find out more about applying here



Entry Requirements

For Entry Level you will need four GCSEs grade G or above including English and maths.

Level 1, you will need four GCSEs grade E or above including English and maths.



Duration of this course

One Year



Career prospects

There is a clear career pathway to follow as you progress from entry level up to Level 3, depending on your personal goals and ambitions. After completing the Level 1 qualification, you can progress to Level 2 or continue training with an Apprenticeship.



How will I be assessed?

Your progress is assessed through two online, modular exams, observations of your work and written tests.



Course content/units

Mandatory Units


To achieve this qualification, you need to gain at least 49 credits from the following units:


G0102: Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment


G4: Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Environment


L103: Spark Ignition Engine Systems, Components and Operation


L104: Compression Ignition Engine Systems, Components and Operation


L105: Engine Liquid Cooling and Lubrication Systems, Components and Operation


L106: Steering and Suspension Systems Components and Maintenance (Four Wheels or More)


L107: Vehicle Braking Systems Components and Maintenance


L108: Routine Vehicle Maintenance Processes and Procedures on Vehicles


L109: Vehicle Wheels and Tyres Construction and Maintenance


L110: Vehicle Exhaust Systems Components and Maintenance


L113: Vehicle Electrical Foundation Skills


L114: Vehicle Lighting System Maintenance


L119: Introduction to Spark Ignition Fuel Systems


L120: Introduction to Compression Ignition Fuel Systems



Expenses for this course

Overalls, safety boots and safety glasses - £75. You need basic stationery, including an A4 file, paper, pens, a calculator and maths set (including ruler). You are also encouraged to buy the recommended text book, ‘Principles of Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Candidate Handbook’ by Graham Stoakes. This costs approximately £27.