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Vehicle Maintenance Level 1 (Bicester) at Banbury and Bicester College

Course description

Develop your skills in motor vehicle servicing with a hands-on course that gives you all the basics. The course combines practical skills and theory so you can build on your enthusiasm and make good progress in your motor vehicle training.

Course content

You learn the basic knowledge to progress towards the minimum qualifications or skill levels required for entry into industry. 

Topics covered are:
• engine lubrication
• engine cooling
• fuel and exhaust systems
• spark ignition systems
• electrical systems
• braking systems
• transmission systems
• steering and suspension systems
• wheel and tyre systems
• bench fitting
• contribute to workplace good housekeeping
• introduction to vehicle technology and workshop methods and processes
• basic routine vehicle maintenance 

This Level 1 award builds on the entry level units and allows you to broaden your practical skills.

You are assessed by practical and job knowledge assessment on the different units of the course.

Entry requirements

Applicants for a level 1 programme will normally have:
• a strong interest in their chosen programme of study
• the commitment to work towards improving English and maths as part of the programme
• the ability to discuss past experiences of education and future ambitions in an interview

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

Future opportunities

This course prepares you for employment as a work-based learner (apprentice) in the motor trade or further full-time study in motor vehicle.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Banbury and Bicester College directly.

Last updated date: 22 January 2016
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      • From the M40: leave the motorway at Junction 9 and head North on the A41 towards Bicester. At the roundabout take the third exit continuing on to the A41, and at the next roundabout take the second exit along the A4421. Go straight over the next three roundabouts and take the first exit on the fourth roundabout into Launton Road. Take the first turning on the left into Telford Industrial Estate, then left again into Telford Road. The college is at the end of the road on the left hand side.
      • From Buckingham/Milton Keynes: follow the A4421 from Buckingham to just outside the town of Bicester. You will come to a large roundabout at Caversfield. Turn left at this roundabout (this is the ring road around Bicester and will be signposted A41 Aylesbury).
 At the next roundabout turn right into Launton Road. Take the first turing on the left into Telford Industrial Estate, then left again into Telford Road. The college is at the end of the road on the left hand side.
      • From the A43: turn left at Baynards Green (Garage) roundabout towards Bicester. Continue to the next roundabout just outside Bicester, and turn left towards the Ring Road (A41). 
Go straight over the following roundabout and then turn right at the next one towards Bicester Town. Take next turn left into the Telford Industrial Estate, then left again into Telford Road. The college is at the end of the road on the left hand side.