Accessibility links

Light Vehicle Maintenance Level 1 Diploma at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

Are you passionate about cars and engines? Do you like working with your hands and making things? Are you considering a career in the automotive industry? Whether you are thinking of working in a repair garage or dream of running your own workshop, our Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance Level 1 will introduce you to the automotive industry and provide you with the skills and training you need to develop a great career in the field. 

Our hands-on course introduces you to the world of vehicle service and repair. You will learn a range of different procedures for working on cars, vans and light vehicles in our specialist workshop, which offers all the tools and equipment you would find in a professional dealership. In addition to actually working on cars, you will learn the theory you need to support your skills. You will learn all about the workings of engines, gearboxes, suspension, brakes and electrical systems.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but an understanding of different tools and the ability to undertake physical work will help! You will also need to be able to commit to the course. You will learn something new every day, so good attendance is a must.


Over the year, you will complete up to twenty practical activities in our workshop and these will be marked by your tutor. You will also complete written and online tests to show that you understand the theory behind the course.

Future opportunities

If you are serious about a career in automotive engineering, then you will want to stay on at college and study our Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, Level 2

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

Key information


  • More information
    • Spires Theatre

      Always dreamed of being on stage? Look no further, our Performing Arts department boasts a professionally equipped theatre in St. Andrews' building with a state-of-the-art computerised lighting system, sound systems and multiple stages and seating positioning, giving you a platform to showcase your talent. As a Performing Arts student you will have the chance to participate in a variety of productions throughout the year. 

      The View

      Feeling peckish? The View is a place for you to grab a coffee, stop for a light snack or sit down for a full meal. It boasts a vast and ever-changing menu of freshly prepared snacks, meals, soups and cakes made by our Chefs and catering students. Looking out over the River Severn, The View is the place in college to meet friends over coffee, relax with a book over cake, or sit down for some enjoyable, wholesome, home-cooked food without any of the effort of cooking or preparing it yourself.


      Make time for a milky latte and visit our Starbucks counter in The View. We have the only one in Worcester City Centre! So come sit back, warm up and relax with a cappuccino, or even grab a berry frappe to go!


      Our nurseries provide a happy, secure and stimulating place where learning through play is purposeful and fun! Our bright and spacious nurseries offer a wide range of flexible childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years old. The nurseries are recognised as 'outstanding' by Ofsted who also praised the training received by staff, and the atmosphere that the children enjoy.

      St Dunstan's

      St Dunstan's is a state-of-the-art building dedicated to our creative arts and hair and beauty provision in Worcester. Short-listed for the prestigious AJ Retrofit Awards, this modern building is home to our hair and beauty salon, art and design studios and coffee shop making it the perfect place for students to explore their creative side. Our hair and beauty salon, Fountains is open to members of the public.