Accessibility links

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles Level 1 Diploma at Totton College

Course description

A motor vehicle course from Totton College is an ideal stepping stone into a job as a mechanic. You can learn the skills that most garages are looking for. Delivered in our fully-equipped motor vehicle service unit, we’ll take you through the basics of vehicle maintenance, help you improve your knowledge of components and part fitting, and give you plenty of hands on experience.
~ Includes work experience ~

Course content

  • The functions and components of vehicles, including engines, chassis, transmissions, basic electrical systems
  • Health and safety around vehicles and on the road
  • Removal and fitting of parts
  • Basic checks leading to advanced diagnostics


You’ll be assessed through visual observation, questioning techniques, an online test and assignments.

Future opportunities

With your qualification, you can apply for a job as a:

  • mechanic
  • tyre fitter
  • roadside assistance mechanic

Alternatively you can learn a related course at a higher level or apply for an apprenticeship in a related work area.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 August 2016

Key information