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Vehicle Maintenance C&G Level 1 Diploma at Northbrook College Sussex

Course description

  • 100% Achievement Rate
  • The course leader has 35 years’ experience in the motor trade with regular industrial updating

You will become familiar with the basic functions of the complex systems within today's vehicles. You will learn how these systems integrate with each other to operate to the manufacturer’s specification. The practical approach of the course will develop your hand and diagnostic skills. The classes are mainly practical with weekly theory sessions. 

5 key features that makes this course unique

  • Delivered by highly trained teachers who are also industry experts
  • Excellent teaching and learning
  • 97% teaching and learning satisfaction
  • Designated workshop areas simulating industry standards

Course content

The approach is mainly practical, with some theory sessions. Learners will study and practise work for the following units:

  • L101 Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance
  • L102 Tools, Equipment and Materials for Vehicle Maintenance
  • L105 Engine Liquid Cooling Systems Components and Operation
  • L105 Engine Liquid Lubrication Systems Components and Operation
  • L106 Steering Systems Components and Maintenance
  • L106 Suspension Systems Components and Maintenance
  • L107 Vehicle Braking Systems Components and Maintenance
  • L108 Routine Vehicle Maintenance Processes and Procedures on Vehicles
  • L109 Vehicle Wheels and Tyres Construction and Maintenance
  • L110 Vehicle Exhaust Systems Components and Maintenance
  • L111 Vehicle Driveline Maintenance
  • L112 Spark Ignition System Maintenance
  • L113 Vehicle Electrical Foundation Skills
  • L114 Vehicle Lighting System Maintenance
  • L119 Introduction to Spark Ignition Fuel Systems
  • L120 Introduction to Compression Ignition Fuel Systems
  • EL13 Light Vehicle Construction

Entry requirements

To start on this course you need:

GCSE Maths and English at grade D or above
A relevant Entry Level qualification, including English and Maths requirements.

An appropriate reference and successful interview will also be required.


During the practical sessions learners will practise the assessments a number of times and their progress will be monitored and feedback given. When the learner is proficient they will undertake the assessments which must be completed to industry standards. There are also a few questions that have to be answered on each task. These are normally written but knowledge can also be orally tested. There are no exams for the Diploma in Automotive Vehicle Maintenance. The completed practical worksheets will be placed in a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed internally and externally. On successful completion of practical assessments and portfolio, the learner will be awarded a Diploma in Automotive Vehicle Maintenance.

Future opportunities

After 1 year at Level 1 you can achieve a Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance This means you can progress onto the Level 2 Diploma subject to successful completion with merit profile and appropriate Maths & English qualifications - or you can seek employment and continue your qualification through the day release apprenticeship programme.

The majority of our past students’ progress to Level 2 Automotive. There are many who are taken on as apprentices who continue to come to Northbrook on a day release basis.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 May 2016
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