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Motor Vehicle Diploma Level 1 at Gloucestershire College

Course description

If you love cars and enjoy fixing things, this could be a great career for you. Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches. They work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security.

To become a qualified motor vehicle technician you will need to have strong practical and good problem-solving skills to find faults.

You'll need to be able to work quickly and pay attention to detail and have good communication and customer service skills. You'll also benefit from the ability to follow written and spoken instructions.

You should enjoy a reasonable level of fitness and have an up-to-date knowledge of vehicle developments, especially new engine types and electronics. You'll also need an awareness of health and safety regulations.

Course content

This course gives you the opportunity to learn about the basics of car maintenance and practice your skills in our purpose built motor vehicle workshops.

You will study:

  • Transmission units
  • Workshop methods 
  • Mechanical components
  • Health and safety regulations

Entry requirements

You will need to have successfully completed three GCSEs at grade E including English or Entry 3 in English & Maths Functional Skills along with a successful interview and initial assessment outcome.

Financial information

Steel toe capped shoes/boots and a set of overalls to protect your clothing and body will be required.

Further information

Gloucestershire College recognises the importance of all learners getting the Maths and English qualifications that they will need to be successful in their chosen career. For this reason all full-time learners who have not achieved Grade A*-C Maths or English Language GCSE will work towards these qualifications as part of their studies.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 April 2016
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