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Automotive - Level 1 Certificate in Motor Vehicle Studies (for students aged 14-16) at Wakefield College

Course description

This course is ideal if you want to learn about the servicing and repair of motor vehicles.

Course content

What you will study

  • Working in an Automotive Industry Environment
  • Using Engineering Materials and Skills
  • Remove and Re-fit Mechanical ComponentsIntroduction to Automotive Electrical Principles
  • Introduction the body repair
  • Introduction the Vehicle refinishing (Painting)

How students will learn

You’ll learn through a combination of practical and theory work. 

Entry requirements

  • Predicted GCSE grade 3 or above in 4 subjects
    Minimum Entry Level 3 in English and Maths or equivalent
    A genuine interest in the subject/profession
    A good reference from Head of Year 9 or Headteacher


You’ll be assessed throughout the course in workshops and by written and oral testing to include end tests for each unit.

Financial information

Please contact the 14-16 Unit at Wakefield College for details: Tel - 01924 789742 or by email -

Future opportunities

Further study

Completion of this course may help you get a place as an apprentice within the industry, or you could move on to a higher level course.  


Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 July 2018
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.