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Level 1 Certificate in Light Vehicle Maintenance at ProCo NW Ltd

Course description

Learners train in our motor vehicle garage, which is fully-equipped with cars and tools to reflect a working garage.

This motor vehicle course is ideal for learners who wish to undertake a qualification which will support their progress in the motor vehicle industry.

Course content

  • Health & safety practices in vehicle maintenance and good housekeeping
  • Tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance
  • Introduction to the motor vehicle maintenance and repair industry
  • Spark ignition engine systems, components and operation
  • Steering and suspension systems, components and maintenance
  • Vehicle braking systems, components and maintenance
  • Vehicle wheel and tyre components and maintenance 
  • Vehicle exhaust system, components and maintenance
  • Vehicle electrical foundation skills
  • Light vehicle construction
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Inspection, repair, and replacement of standard light vehicle tyres

Entry requirements

No entry requirements needed.


  • Practical assessments
  • Assignments

Financial information

To support progression and development each learner can apply for a bursary which is means tested and dependent on attendance.

Future opportunities

After completing this course, learners can progress onto a Level 2 Motor Vehicle Study Programme or an apprenticeship.

Further information

Potential careers, after completing this course, include:

  • Trainee mechanic
  • Motor vehicle parts adviser
  • Vehicle sales adviser
  • Service adviser assistant

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: 01 October 2015
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    • Wigan Skills Centre

      Our Wigan Skills Centre is located a few minutes walk from Wigan town centre. With excellent transport links the learning centre, on Prescott Street, is easily accessible.

      House in the learning centre is motor vehicle garage, fully-equied with a range of cars, machinery and tools.

      ProCo's brickwork, plastering, plumbing and joinery workshops are also located at the centre.