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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

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