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Transport Maintenance (Generic) Level 1 Certificate at Goldwyn 6th Form College

Course description

This engaging and motivating Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) is generally aimed at learners 16-25 years old, have successfully completed the Entry Level 3 Diploma in Motor vehicle studies and have a keen interest to learn about the maintenance of various types of transport and the job roles that are available within the sector

Course content

This Generic route for Transport Maintenance allows learners to have the flexibility to develop their knowledge and skills across a variety of specialist areas to prepare them for further studies and potentially enter into a job role they desire.

Mandatory units:
- Introduction to Health & Safety
- Foundation Skills
- tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance
- Personal Social Development (PSD)

Optional units include:
- spark ignition and compression ignition
- fuel systems
- engine liquid cooling and lubrication systems
- steering and suspension systems
- vehicle braking systems
- vehicle wheels and tyres
- vehicle exhaust systems
- vehicle electrical foundation skills
- vehicle lighting systems

Entry requirements

Successfully completed Entry 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance. No formal qualifications are required, however, you will need a positive attitude, commitment and self-motivation and have an interest in working in the motor industry.


The assessments for this qualification have a practical focus and combine various assessment styles/methodologies in order to suit the subject and levels of units contained within it. Learning outcomes are set at the unit level and are achieved by following task-based, oral assessments and online assessments.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course, you can progress onto our IMI Level 2 Certificate in Vehicle Component Fitting. Advice on opportunities for further studies will be provided during your course.

This course can lead to a career as a motor vehicle technician/mechanic. Specialist careers advice will be available from our advice and guidance team throughout your course.

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.

Last updated date: 20 September 2017

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