Goldwyn Sixth Form College

Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance – Light Vehicle

Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance – Light Vehicle


What is Vehicle Light Vehicle Maintenance.

All vehicles that are used, not only on the roads but off road too rely on engines, brakes, suspension and transmission systems. For these vehicles to be used safely they must be maintained to a high standard. Our aim at Goldwyn College is to develop the student’s basic maintenance engineering skills. This will enable them to understand the mechanical aspect of the vehicle and to develop their skills and knowledge to become apprentices and master fit technicians of the future.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is aimed at learners who prefer and respond to 'hands-on' learning. The structure has a practical approach to assessment and includes many visual questioning techniques, which will stimulate the learners to understand the basic theory and interest learners.

What are the aims of the course?

This qualification will allow students to develop their knowledge and skills across all specialist areas of the mechanical areas of the vehicle. This will prepare them for further studies and potentially a place on Level 2 or an apprenticeship into a job role they desire in the future. This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to enable you to carry out basic service maintenance to light vehicles in a realistic working environment of our well-equipped automotive workshop.

This qualification consists of a combination of units from:

  • Health and safety practices
  • Foundation skills
  • Personal social development (PSD)
  • Specialist: areas relating to a light vehicle
  • Valeting

What areas are covered in this course?                       

  • Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance                      
  • Vehicle materials and joining methods
  • Moving loads and vehicle lifting
  • Preparation to become a vehicle driver
  • Basic vehicle cooling systems
  • Basic vehicle engine systems
  • Vehicle steering and suspension systems
  • Skills in removing and refitting wheels and tyres.

What qualifications do I need to do this course?              

Although there is no formal entry qualification, a progression from an entry level motor vehicle qualification is required. You will need a positive attitude, commitment and be self-motivation. You should have an interest in working in the vehicle service maintenance industry.

What will I be able to go on to after I’ve completed the course?

It can support your progress to a Higher Level 2 Diploma and supplement their progress to GCSEs and other appropriate destinations, such as apprenticeships and employment.

How is the course assessed?

The assessments for this qualification have a practical focus and combine various assessment styles/methodologies in order to suit the subject and levels of units contained within it. Learning outcomes are set at unit level and are achieved by following task based, oral assessments and on line assessments.

Want to know more

Telephone: 01233 622 958 ext. 273

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