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Motor Vehicle Studies - ABC Level 1 Diploma at Myerscough College

Course description

This Level 1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Studies is an ideal first step into a career in the automotive industry. It provides a basic introductory ‘hands on’ programme of study in motor vehicle maintenance and covers a wide range of practical skills and
activities relating to work in this sector.

Course content

The units cover the types of jobs available in the motor industry, developing the skills required for such jobs and understanding safe working practices.

The range of subjects provide an introduction to motor mechanics: covering routine maintenance, fault diagnosis and rectification in terms of electrical systems, transmissions, engines, brakes, ignition units, suspension, exhausts and body systems. A further unit focuses on the skills that are required to carry out valeting work, whilst another provides an introduction to steering components, vehicle wheels and tyres.

In addition to obtaining the Level 1 Diploma qualification, students may also have the opportunity to undertake supplementary awards that provide either industry-related or personal development skills.

The course is designed so that students can progress at their own speed while learning the basics of the subject. Extra support is also available through our Inclusive Learning teams which can be discussed at interview.

Entry requirements

Students are normally aged 16 or over and have an interest in the subject. These courses give a practical introduction to a particular subject area. No previous qualifications are required.


Practical assessments, coursework and tests. There are no formal examinations

Future opportunities

This qualification provides a foundation of study from which students can progress to an Intermediate qualification such as the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Motorsports.

Further information

The British motorsports industry is recognised as the best in the world with Britons
at the heart of a vast range of worldwide motorsport activities. It is a huge industry employing people in businesses from retail performance specialists to preparation companies, with many Formula One and World Rally Teams based in the UK. Myerscough College has eight motorsport workshops and a number of different competition cars for the continuing development and expansion of motorsport teaching.

Myerscough College’s motorsport teaching blends classroom-based theory sessions with hands-on practical experience. Having learned the academic theory relating to a specific aspect of motorsport, students are encouraged to
participate in a range of industry events to put that knowledge into practice. The College runs race and rally teams which compete successfully in national competitions, working to industry standards.

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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: 14 October 2016
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