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Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles Level 1 Diploma at Reaseheath College

Course description

Do you love cars? Fancy learning how to repair and maintain them? This course is a great starting point to introduce the basic mechanical skills you’ll need to work in the automotive repair industry.

Training in our specialist Motor Vehicle Technology Centre, our experienced tutors will help you to become familiar with vehicle engines, wheels and tyres, braking systems and other key skills such as welding.

You will gain:

  • Level 1 IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Vehicle chassis
  • Petrol and diesel engines
  • Transmissions systems
  • Welding and fabrication
  • Health and safety
  • Auto electrics
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Steering, suspension and braking systems
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

  • Some GCSEs at grades E/F

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • Level 2 IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Level 2 Diploma in Agricultural Engineering

Career options

  • Apprenticeships in the motor vehicle industry
  • Service mechanic/fitter

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reaseheath College directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.