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Motor Vehicle Engineering Level 1 Foundation Diploma at Fareham College

Course description

This course provides you with a sound preparation for a career in the motor vehicle industry.

Course content

  • Engine mechanical systems

  • Cooling systems

  • Fuel and exhaust systems

  • Spark ignition systems

  • Electrical systems

  • Braking systems

  • Transmission systems

  • Steering and suspension

  • Wheels and tyres

  • Hand skills and manufacturing techniques

The course will also cover all the health and safety aspects involved in  the maintenance of light vehicles. You will be encouraged to find a work placement to gain garage experience one day a week.

Entry requirements

  • A successful interview.
  • You must be committed and prepared to work hard and have achieved English and Maths at EL3 or above.

Future opportunities

Students will be interviewed for suitability to progress to Level 2 or an apprenticeship. 

You could find a junior trainee position in a garage or auto repair workshop, agricultural machinery repair / maintenance, or Armed Forces (transport). Many students choose to study Level 2 before working in a garage full-time.

Further information

The qualification gained is the IMI Diploma in Vehicle Systems Maintenance.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 March 2016

Key information


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    • All Automotive, Engineering and Manufacturing courses run by Fareham College are conducted at our Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training, or CEMAST, campus on the Daedalus airfield in Lee-on-the-Solent.

      The site is the central training facility for over 900 Full Time and Part Time Students, and acts as the main learning centre for students in apprenticeship programmes with our partner companies – BAE Systems, GE Aviation, Virgin Atlantic, Coopervision, Burgess Marine, Jensen Motorsport to mention but a few.

      CEMAST offers future students a choice of career first and course second. Our focus is to provide all of the knowledge that any Student will need to enter their chosen field and effectively prepare them for work and/or higher study.

      The CEMAST curriculum has been created in partnership with local industry leaders to ensure that students gain the most relevant and up to date industry knowledge