Course Details

  • If you’ve got a keen interest in the automotive industry and would love to learn about the maintenance of all different types of transportation, then this Level 1 Certificate could be a great place to begin your journey into this exciting industry.

    As you learn what it takes to become a motor vehicle technician, you will get the chance to develop your knowledge and skills across a variety of specialist areas, including engines, driveline and chassis components. You’ll complete sessions in both the classroom and the workshop, learning all about brakes, steering and suspensions systems, tyres, exhaust systems, health and safety practices, and how to remove and replace engine components.

    You will also work on your own personal social development too, understanding what it’s like to work in a garage and building an awareness of the different jobs roles and responsibilities in a dealership. As this Level 1 Certificate in Transport Maintenance is a vocationally related qualification (VRQ), it’s directly relevant to the automotive sector and is awarded by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

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    Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

  • This Level 1 Certificate is assessed through a variety of practical, written and oral assignments, designed to measure your knowledge and skill. You’ll be observed by an assessor and answer questions orally, as well as completing online tests set by the IMI.

  • After you’ve completed this certificate, you’ll find it’s an ideal stepping stone to progress onto the Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance with us here at The Manchester College. Alternatively, you may wish to use this qualification to move onto a full-time Level 2 course or an apprenticeship programme.

    Although this is primarily an introductory course, you’ll get a real taste of what the motor vehicle industry is all about and begin developing the skills and knowledge that will help you work towards a rewarding career in automotive maintenance, as a motor vehicle technician, fitter, or breakdown engineer to name just a few.

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  • If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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