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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.

Assessment

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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    • Artrix

      Ready to take to the stage? Thanks to an innovative partnership with Bromsgrove Arts Centre Trust and Bromsgrove District Council, Heart of Worcestershire College is proud to deliver its expressive arts courses at Artrix, one of Worcestershire’s premier arts venues. The centre provides a cultural hub for the community and ensures that performing arts, theatre production and music students have a professional environment to study in.

      Harley Davidson University

      Our Bromsgrove campus is home to the UK’s only Harley Davidson University. Employees of the franchise dealership come from across Europe and beyond to train in these state-of-the-art facilities and it also provides valuable work experience to selected Heart of Worcestershire College students.

      Eden Cafe

      Our campus cafe is a great place to grab a bite to eat and catch up with your friends. With fresh, healthy and delicious meals served at reasonable prices why go anywhere else? In addition, for those 11am slumps why not treat yourself to a Costa Coffee? Located on campus there is no need to venture down to the High Street. It’s the ideal place to relax and rehydrate during your study breaks!

      Nursery

      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.