Level 1


If you're looking for a sound basis to start your motor vehicle studies, this is the course for you. You will learn practical skills and theory and understand the importance of working in a safe workshop environment. The course runs alongside your own GCSE study. 


You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. Modules include: 

  • Spark ignition system maintenance
  • Tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance 
  • Vehicle driveline maintenance
  • Vehicle electrical foundation skills 
  • Vehicle lighting system maintenance. 

2 years, part-time

1 day per week

Ben Moorey

Level 1 Motor Vehicle Maintenance student

I chose this course because I wanted to learn more about cars as it is something I am interested in. I particularly like the practical side of the course and I learn something different every week. I am going to stay at Plumpton College to study Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance.  For the future I would like to be a mechanic and start my career within the motor industry.

Future Opportunities

By completing this course, you'll be able to go on to complete a Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle, Service and Repair Principles, Apprenticeship or employment.

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