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Vehicle Mechanical Maintenance and Repair Level 1 at Northampton College

Course description

This Level 1 course will help you to understand many of the necessary basic skills which will help to equip you for potential employment in the motor industry as a motor mechanic craft trainee. It involves the maintenance and servicing of motor vehicles. The course is taught in our well equipped workshops and classrooms, it will involve completion of theoretical study using classroom delivery, assignments, phase tests and an on-line multi-choice exam. The practical sessions require you to satisfy practical assessment criteria using pre-set tasks with the results recorded in a practical task workbook.The units you will study include:- Vehicle servicing and construction- Wheels and tyres- Braking systems- Steering and suspension- Transmission systems- Health and safetyYou will also study for qualifications in Functional Skills and Employability and Social Development.

Course content

The course is aimed at those who wish to develop their practical skills to enable them to work in industry.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade A*-E including English Language and Maths or an Entry Level 3 related qualification subject plus Functional Skills English and Maths at Entry Level 3


- Practical task workbooks- Assignments- Phase tests- On-line multi-choice exams

Future opportunities

It is recommended that during your study you actively seek employment in the motor industry so you may continue your qualifications via a work based route. You might also consider further study via the Level 2 Diploma orVocational Diploma routes, if you successfully complete this course and satisfy the entry criteria for these programmes.

Further information

You will be expected to provide overalls, safety boots or shoes, writing equipment and a folder for your work.At your interview you will be provided with a preferred Kit List that will assist you during your course. This kit will always belong to you and is fully transferable to take with you in to employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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