Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 1 at City College Brighton and Hove
Have you always wanted to work in the motor vehicle industry? Would you like to learn invaluable skills that you can carry through life no matter what career you have?
City College is the leading provider of Motor Vehicle Studies and has been training young men and women since 1946, supporting students to achieve in their studies which are all industry led. The Motor Vehicle department is one of the most successful in the
Our Full-time courses are all Vocational VRQ courses and are certified and recognised by the Institute of the Motor Vehicle
This qualification is ideal for anyone who wishes to pursue a career as a service technician and anyone keen to develop knowledge of the Motor Industry from a repair and refit perspective. Level 1 is the first step on the progression route from novice to qualified mechanic, a journey which will present a host of employment opportunities from fast fit to Formula One.
All our courses involve students studying both the theory and practical aspects of light vehicle maintenance including health and safety and other skills associated with working in a garage and this blend ensures a diverse range of learning opportunities for our students. No two days are the same!
Students will learn key skills and gain an in insight into light vehicle technology. Through our enrichment opportunities and tutorial program students will see a growth in their personal and social development.
You will learn about:
- Light vehicle construction and routine maintenance
- Operating orinciples of light vehicle engines, tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems
- Operating principles and maintenance of light vehicle transmission systems and electrical and electronic systems.
Students also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.
No formal entry requirements. All applicants will attend an interview and complete an aptitude test.
Interview for entry: Interview required
It would be useful to read Hillier’s Fundamentals Of Motor Vehicle Technology – 5th Edition.
On the course there will be Practical Assessments, On Line Assessments, Written Assessments as well as a Portfolio to complete.
Tool Box 2009 price - £68.29 _ Bought direct via the Motor Vehicle Department
Hillier’s 5th Edition – Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology – ISBN – 0-7487-8082-3 - £16
Steel Toe Cap Boots and Overalls - £20 (approx)
On completion of this Level 1 course you may wish to continue your studies at City college and move on to the VRQ Award in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Level 2.
Alternatively you could use the skills you have learnt and move straight into the motor vehicle workplace either in Customer Service or perhaps as an Apprentice.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Brighton and Hove directly.