Level 1 Motor Vehicle Service and Repair

Start Date

Mon Sep 02 2024

Day / Time



1 year


Skills Academy - Automotive

Level 1 Motor Vehicle Service and Repair

Motor vehicle technicians service and repair all types of vehicles including cars, vans, motorbikes and heavy vehicles like coaches and lorries. They work on all areas of vehicle mechanics and electrics, from the engine and exhaust systems to the air-conditioning and security features.

As a mechanical technician, your duties would include:

  • Identifying faults
  • Advising customers if repairs are needed and how critical they are
  • Providing time and cost estimates for jobs
  • Carrying out repairs and replacing damaged parts
  • Road testing the vehicle to check the repair work
  • MOT and pre-delivery inspection of vehicles
  • Carrying out routine servicing and checks.

This course will provide you with the essential knowledge you will need to help you follow a career in the automotive industry. It will help you develop the technical skills you will need to be a technician working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and specialist repair shops.

You will be working in our fantastic training workshops fully equipped with industry standard resources. This is a hands-on course with a focus on practical activities and we maximise the amount of time you will spend in the workshops.

During the first six weeks of the course, you'll get to experience a range of aspects of the automotive industry including mechanical, servicing, body repair and paint refinishing. You'll then be able to choose a specialism to continue with.

Modules will include:

  • Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance
  • Tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance
  • Spark ignition engine systems, components and opperation
  • Compression ignition engine systems, components and operation
  • Engine liquid cooling and lubrication systems components and operation
  • Steering and suspension systems components and maintenance
  • Vehicle braking systems components and maintenance
  • Routine vehicle maintenance processes and procedures on vehicles
  • Vehicle wheels and tyres construction and maintenance
  • Vehicle exhaust systems components and maintenance
  • Vehicle driveline maintenance
  • Spark ignition system maintenance
  • Vehicle electrical foundation skills
  • Vehicle lighting system maintenance.

The units covered directly link to the current apprenticeship standards so you'll gain the knowledge and skills required to progress to an apprenticeship if you choose.

You will also study:

  • Maths and English sessions and have the opportunity to improve your GCSE grades
  • Health and safety in the workplace and other skills
  • Behaviourial skills associated with working in a garage  such as team work and communication
  • Electric and hybrid vehicle awareness to increase your employment opportunties.


Skills Academy - Automotive