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Vehicle Maintenance Level 1 Diploma at Hartlepool College of Further Education

Course description

This course targets those students who wish to prepare for a career in the automotive industry.

Course content

The content on this course covers a wide range of topics, such as the fundamentals of how an engine works to the routine maintenance needed on a motor vehicle. The students will also undertake the relevant Functional Skills (English, Maths or IT).

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 'E' or above or an equivalent qualification in a related subject area.


A variety of assessment methods are used including assignments, exams and practical exercises.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course, students can progress to the Level 2 Automotive programme.

Further information

Students will have the opportunity to participate in numerous enrichment activities such as motor show visits. This programme can be combined with GCSEs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hartlepool College of Further Education directly.

Last updated date: 03 January 2017
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