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Motor Vehicle Level 1 Diploma at Buxton & Leek College

Course description

The Level 1 Diploma is a full time course that is a flexible programme designed to meet the needs of those who wish to acquire the introductory knowledge and skills relevant to various areas of industry involved in motor vehicle repair and related fields. The overall aim is to provide both experience and knowledge on which to base future career and associated course decisions. 

This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a recognised trade qualification. It will introduce you to the skills and knowledge necessary to work within the motor industry.

Course content

At our Skillsbase Training Centre, where this course is based, we have a specialist motor vehicle workshop which means, if you’re interested in learning how motor vehicles work, you will get hands on real world experience here. Our students use equipment provided by leading industry names such as Toyota and Snap-On. 

There’s always a demand for our fully trained students who enjoy a practical and satisfying careers after their studies. You’ll be taught by qualified tutors who have experience of working in the motor vehicle industry, which allows them to pass their skills and knowledge on to you. We also have close links with local businesses which can benefit you when seeking employment and further training.

Entry requirements

You will be required to successfully pass an interview showing enthusiasm and commitment towards this course. You’ll need a keen interest in all theoretical and practical aspects of motor vehicle studies.


You will be assessed via a range of methods to test practical abilities and theoretical knowledge including practical assessments, written assignments and multiple choice tests.

Future opportunities

Some of the careers and job areas that this course can lead to include: 

• Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship or further study in Motor Vehicle 

• Employment. 

We offer a range of level 1, 2 and 3 courses, as well as degree courses and Apprenticeships. After successful completion of this course, progression is possible onto courses such as the Motor Vehicle Level 2 Diploma.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Buxton & Leek College directly.

Last updated date: 24 February 2016
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    • Situated right in the town centre of Buxton in the magnificent Dome, our Buxton Campus provides an inspirational setting for our vocational courses.  

      The campus boasts a fine dining restaurant, hair and beauty salons and a bistro café area at The Dome. All the commercial operations are open to students, staff and the general public, helping to provide real world experiences.

      Our Skillsbase Training Centre, based at Harpur Hill on the outskirts of Buxton is the perfect location for motor vehicle, construction, logistics, warehousing and painting and decorating.

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