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Vehicle Systems Maintenance Level 1 Diploma at South Tyneside College

Course description

Candidates will develop the basic skills and knowledge of vehicle systems needed to move onto the level 2 course, or apply for an automotive apprenticeship or similar engineering pathway. The qualification covers a variety of automotive related areas. The course is split 50/50 over both classroom based theory lessons and workshop based practical activities.

The diploma is made up of 11 units including: health and safety, vehicle lubrication systems, cooling systems, fuel and exhaust systems, vehicle electrical systems, ignition systems, transmission systems, braking systems, steering and suspension systems, wheels and tyres, manufacturing and bench skills.

Entry requirements

We require a minimum of 3 GCSEs with at least a D in maths.


The course is portfolio based and is assessed by observation of practical tasks carried to a satisfactory standard and by unit based knowledge questions at the end of each unit.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma can lead to a place on the Level 2 Certificate / Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles, or if the candidate has a permenent work placement then possibly a full Level 2 apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 August 2016

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