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Introduction to Vehicle Technology (Entry Level) at Central College Nottingham

Course description

This qualification covers the basic technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry. It provides essential knowledge for service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots.

Course content

Units studied include:

  • Motor Vehicle Workshop Safety
  • Retail Automotive Maintenance and Repair
  • Workshop Tools and Equipment
  • PSD Qualification

Other units include:

  • Engine Components and Operation
  • Light Vehicle Steering and Suspension Systems
  • Cooling and Lubrication System Checks
  • Braking System Checks
  • Wheel and Tyre Checks
  • English and Maths

English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however you will need to complete an English and Maths assessment to determine the right course and support for you.


The course assessment is made up of three elements:

  • Portfolio of Evidence in Skills
  • Knowledge of Practical Tasks
  • Online Testing

Future opportunities

  • Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Level 1 Diploma in Motocycle Maintenance

A career as Automotive Technician.

Further information

To support your application we will ask you to bring in a school report.

Heavy duty footwear and a set of overalls must be worn which are supplied by the College. A cost may be incurred dependent on your circumstances.

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here if you are aged 16-18 or here if you are aged 19+

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 June 2015
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    • The Centre, just five minutes walk from Nottingham Train Station and Tram terminus, is the College's Automotive Centre which boasts three automotive workshops with a total of 32 ramps. It houses most of the Automotive courses and our new commercial garage, Auto Central which is now open!