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Motor Vehicle:Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 1 at Suffolk New College

Course description

On this study programme, you will learn and demonstrate your skills in our modern, industry standard workshops. You will also be able to show off your skills and learn new ones at different exhibitions and competitions, including the Suffolk Show. We also have a close relationship with local employers within the automotive industry, which will help you learn how to improve your employability skills.

All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or Maths or both will need to study an English or/and Maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification

Course content

This foundation programme of study has been designed to give you a general introduction to a broad range of basic motor vehicle and accident repair skills. Practical activities are completed in fully resourced workshops led by highly competent and qualified staff. You will also study technical units to develop skills and knowledge associated with vehicle maintenance in both mechanical and body repair aspects to prepare you for further study in this area of work. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification. The study programme will also develop personal, social and employability skills, which includes opportunities to work on community projects and to explore the various career pathways within the automotive industry.


Entry requirements

A profile of GCSEs at a grade E or grade 2, or above, including Maths and English

Financial information

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017. For all students aged 19+ please visit our website Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.

Additional Costs

Trips and visits, safety boots, overalls, tool set and textbook Level 1 Principles of Light Vehicle (ISBN 9780435048150)

Future opportunities

98% of students who completed this programme have gone into either employment or progressed onto the next level.

On completion of this qualification, students can progress to a level 2 programme in either light vehicle or accident repair or programme

Further information

How Do I Apply

Come along to one of our open events and apply there, or online at

Support for You

Student support contact or 01473 382 738 or email


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: EMV91F0
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