Vehicle Maintenance

City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma

Apply for 2024

Do you love cars and enjoy learning about how they work? Or have you got a knack for it and think you could turn car maintenance into a career? Whether you’re an amateur or just have a keen interest, our car maintenance course is suitable for beginners and learners with keen interest. You’ll get a chance to learn the practical skills needed to work with cars and the theory behind it all.

Course content 

  • Tools, equipment and materials
  • Health & safety in the workshop
  • Engine systems components 
  • Steering and suspension systems
  • Braking systems
  • Routine maintenance processes and procedures
  • Electrics and lighting systems
  • How to work in the automotive environment


Study programmes include a minimum of compulsory work experience hours achieved through one day a week or block placements. The amount of hours required is dependent on the study programme. 


We offer impartial careers guidance to all of our students, email to explore your next step or to book an appointment – we’re here to help.

Course details

Dates & Location

The academic year runs from September to June.


1 year, 3 days per week.


£180 for materials 

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have achieved 2 or more GCSEs between grade 9-3 (previous grade structure A*-D)

Mature students without the above requirements will be considered. 

Future Opportunities

By completing this course, you'll be able to go on to complete a Level 2 or start an apprenticeship.


  • Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Parts/Stores person
  • Apprentice Trainee Technician
  • Apprentice/ Trainee Parts Person

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