C&G Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance

Apply Online
Start September 2018
Print
Course Leaflet
Length 1 Year
Site Shoreham Airport Map
Attendance Full time
Course Code FFCU1Y

About this Course

..


The course leader has 35 years’ experience in the motor trade with regular industrial updating.


You will become familiar with the basic functions of the complex systems within today's vehicles. You will learn how these systems integrate with each other to operate to the manufacturer’s specification. The practical approach of the course will develop your hand and diagnostic skills. The classes are mainly practical with weekly theory sessions.

5 key features that makes this course unique

  • Delivered by highly trained teachers who are also industry experts
  • Excellent teaching and learning
  • Designated workshop areas simulating industry standards


Parent Testimonial:

We feel the course is doing so much not only as a confidence building exercise but also learning the maintenance of motor cars, mixing so much with the hearing world which is where his future will be. The great advantage of this course is he has sign support with a communication specialist which I have to say makes it all possible for our son to keep up with the group, the communication specialist is so dedicated to her job along with many people in her profession understanding the deaf, being interested in the people who they are there to help.I wish he had been able to have this service earlier in his life. You have a real gem with my son’s communication specialist, she keeps us informed with what is going on in the class room and we can see the progress our son is making in all aspects of his time at Northbrook. A big thank you for making all this possible. Mr Beechey

Student Testimonials:


I have learnt to communicate more confidently with other people. The teachers are always there to help and explain, even if they are not your tutor- Scott

I think college is better than School. My knowledge of cars has improved massively and the year has moved at a very fast pace, but the teachers are good- Ed

I’ve improved my knowledge of cars & learnt the basics of how to repair a vehicle- Morgos

Learnt a lot from theory, diagrams and explanations- Donna

I prefer the practical side but the theory is a good back up & essential for the course- Oly

My knowledge about cars is a lot better- Jordan


Learning in the workshop

Click to enlarge pictures

 

Entry Requirements

To start on this course you need:


At least two GCSEs at grade 1 or above, preferably including English and maths
or
A relevant Entry Level qualification, including English and Maths requirements.


An appropriate reference and successful interview will also be required.


Click here for more detailed information on entry requirements


If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.

Course Content

The approach is mainly practical, with some theory sessions.

Work experience contributes to part of this learning programme.


Learners will study and practise work for the following units:

  • 4290-001 Skills in Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment
  • 4290.026 Skills in Introduction to Vehicle Technology and Workshop Methods and Processes
  • 4290-077 Knowledge of Carrying out Basic Routine Vehicle Maintenance
  • 4290-104 Skills in Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Chassis Units and Components
  • 4290-701 Vehicle Engine Lubrication systems
  • 4290-702 Vehicle Engine Cooling systems
  • 4290-706 Vehicle Braking Systems
  • 4290-709 Vehicle Wheels and Tyre Systems


English and Maths are part of the core programme of study. Students who have not achieved a A-C / 9-4 grade in English and Maths will be required to study the appropriate level as part of their main qualification. More information


Progression/Career Path

After 1 year at Level 1 you can achieve a Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance This means you can progress onto the Level 2 Diploma (subject to successful completion and appropriate Maths & English qualifications) - or you can seek employment and continue your qualification through the day release apprenticeship programme.

The majority of our past students’ progress to Level 2 Automotive. There are many who are taken on as apprentices who continue to come to Northbrook on a day release basis.

Assessment/Exams

During the practical sessions learners will practise the assessments a number of times and their progress will be monitored and feedback given. When the learner is proficient they will undertake the assessments which must be completed to industry standards. There are also a few questions that have to be answered on each task. These are normally written but knowledge can also be orally tested. There are three exams for the Diploma in Automotive Vehicle Maintenance, along with end of unit assessments.


The completed practical worksheets will be placed in a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed internally and externally. On successful completion of practical assessments and portfolio, the learner will be awarded a Diploma in Automotive Vehicle Maintenance.

Applications

Apply online or complete the application form obtainable from the College and send it to:

FREEPOST RTKJ-USRT-ARLX
Admissions Office
Northbrook Metropolitan College
Littlehampton Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN12 6NU

Click here for more information about how to apply and to download an application form

Other Costs

There may be a requirement to purchase uniforms, kits, sweatshirts or any other materials. Please ask for more information at your interview.

Entry Requirements

To start on this course you need:


At least two GCSEs at grade 1 or above, preferably including English and maths
or
A relevant Entry Level qualification, including English and Maths requirements.


An appropriate reference and successful interview will also be required.


Click here for more detailed information on entry requirements


If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.

Course Content

The approach is mainly practical, with some theory sessions.

Work experience contributes to part of this learning programme.


Learners will study and practise work for the following units:

  • 4290-001 Skills in Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment
  • 4290.026 Skills in Introduction to Vehicle Technology and Workshop Methods and Processes
  • 4290-077 Knowledge of Carrying out Basic Routine Vehicle Maintenance
  • 4290-104 Skills in Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Chassis Units and Components
  • 4290-701 Vehicle Engine Lubrication systems
  • 4290-702 Vehicle Engine Cooling systems
  • 4290-706 Vehicle Braking Systems
  • 4290-709 Vehicle Wheels and Tyre Systems


English and Maths are part of the core programme of study. Students who have not achieved a A-C / 9-4 grade in English and Maths will be required to study the appropriate level as part of their main qualification. More information


Progression/Career Path

After 1 year at Level 1 you can achieve a Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance This means you can progress onto the Level 2 Diploma (subject to successful completion and appropriate Maths & English qualifications) - or you can seek employment and continue your qualification through the day release apprenticeship programme.

The majority of our past students’ progress to Level 2 Automotive. There are many who are taken on as apprentices who continue to come to Northbrook on a day release basis.

Assessment/Exams

During the practical sessions learners will practise the assessments a number of times and their progress will be monitored and feedback given. When the learner is proficient they will undertake the assessments which must be completed to industry standards. There are also a few questions that have to be answered on each task. These are normally written but knowledge can also be orally tested. There are three exams for the Diploma in Automotive Vehicle Maintenance, along with end of unit assessments.


The completed practical worksheets will be placed in a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed internally and externally. On successful completion of practical assessments and portfolio, the learner will be awarded a Diploma in Automotive Vehicle Maintenance.

Applications

Apply online or complete the application form obtainable from the College and send it to:

FREEPOST RTKJ-USRT-ARLX
Admissions Office
Northbrook Metropolitan College
Littlehampton Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN12 6NU

Click here for more information about how to apply and to download an application form

Other Costs

There may be a requirement to purchase uniforms, kits, sweatshirts or any other materials. Please ask for more information at your interview.