Transport Maintenance Certificate 1 at The Manchester College
If you’ve got a keen interest in the automotive industry, and would love to learn about the maintenance of all different types of transportation, then this Level 1 Certificate could be a great place to begin your journey into this exciting industry. As you learn what it takes to become a motor vehicle technician, you will get the chance to develop your knowledge and skills across a variety of specialist areas, including engines, driveline and chassis components. You’ll complete sessions in both the classroom and the workshop, learning all about brakes, steering and suspensions systems, tyres, exhaust systems, health and safety practices, and how to remove and replace engine components. You will also work on your own personal social development too, understanding what it’s like to work in a garage, and building an awareness of the different jobs roles and responsibilities in a dealership. As this Level 1 Certificate in Transport Maintenance is a vocationally related qualification (VRQ), it’s directly relevant to the automotive sector and is awarded by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
You should have a suitable Entry Level qualification to enrol on this Level 1 Certificate in Transport Maintenance, or three GCSEs at grade E or above (including English and Maths). Due to Government changes to grading systems for GCSEs in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements.
This Level 1 Certificate is assessed through a variety of practical, written and oral assignments, designed to measure your knowledge and skill. You’ll be observed by an assessor and answer questions orally, as well as completing online tests set by the IMI.
All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.
After you’ve completed this certificate, you’ll find it’s an ideal stepping stone to progress onto the Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance with us here at The Manchester College. Alternatively, you may wish to use this qualification to move onto a full time Level 2 course or an apprenticeship programme. Although this is primarily an introductory course, you’ll get a real taste of what the motor vehicle industry is all about and begin developing the skills and knowledge that will help you work towards a rewarding career in automotive maintenance, as a motor vehicle technician, fitter, or breakdown engineer to name just a few.
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.