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Motor Vehicle at Nacro

Course description

A motor vehicle course from Nacro is an ideal stepping stone into a job as a mechanic. You can learn the skills that most garages are looking for. We’ll take you through the basics of vehicle maintenance, help you improve your knowledge of components and part fitting, and give you plenty of hands on experience.

Light Vehicle Maintenance

  • level E3, Level 1 or Level 2
  • Award, Certificate or Diploma
  • IMI Awards

Course content

  • Health and safety around vehicles
  • Removal and fitting of parts
  • Using tools and materials
  • Engine, suspension, braking, electrical and exhaust systems
  • Inspection, repair and replacement of high performance vehicles

Depending on which course you take, you’ll work towards gaining an award, a certificate or a diploma.

Entry requirements

You don’t need any qualifications or previous experience. You can start at any level that suits you and then move on to other levels. To start a level 2 course, you will need to be working at level 1 in your English and Maths. We also expect you to show an interest in a subject of your choice.


You’ll be assessed through an online test, an assignment or an oral assessment.

Future opportunities

With your qualification, you can apply for a job as a:

  • mechanic
  • tyre fitter
  • panel beater
  • roadside assistance mechanic
  • car valet

Alternatively you can learn a related course at a higher level or apply for an apprenticeship in a related work area.

Further information

Any of the tutors at your centre will listen to your needs and offer you help. If you have personal matters you’re worried about, you can talk to one of our safeguarding officers. You will find their contact details displayed in the centre.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 March 2017
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