Level 1 Diploma Motor Vehicle Studies

Start date(s):
31 Aug 2020
1 year
Level 1
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Full Time
Attendance Type:
Attendance Pattern:
Awarded by:
City & Guilds
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £450, your course may be free
(previous year's fees)


This course will provide you with a basic understanding of motor vehicle and will help you gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you for further study.

You will experience practical training in our new, well-equipped workshops where you will gain both hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge.

You will study light vehicles, which will include topics such as vehicle systems, remove and refit components, fault diagnosis, and basic routine maintenance.
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Take a tour around our Motor Vehicle facilities

We make sure our motor vehicle workshop is updated with the latest technology and facilities to replicate a modern-day garage.

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Look at Life

Students spent a week in the life of a soldier at Catterick Garrison.

Classic Car Show 2015

Classic Car Show 2015

Our motor vehicle students travelled to Birmingham NEC to attend the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show.

Aston Martin

Aston Martin get technical

Our motor vehicle students get up close and personal with an Aston Martin car.

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Wellbeing awareness

Motor vehicle students attended an event to improve their 'wellbeing status'.

Classic Motor Show

Classic Motor Show

Motor vehicle students gained insight into the evolution of the motor vehicle industry at the Classic Motor Show.


Beauty and Motor Vehicle Masterclass

World Skills trainers were invited into the College to showcase their skills to students.

Motor Vehicle

Army engineering challenge for Motor Vehicle students

Students took part in an incident simulation organised by the Army.

Motor Vehicle 2

Halfords Trade

Motor vehicle students learn more from Halfords Trade


Motor vehicle competition

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair students took part in the Motor Vehicle North East Skills Consortium Competition.


This course aims to provide an introduction to basic motor vehicle maintenance. It is ideal for those looking to gain the skills and knowledge in a hobby context, and/or to lay the foundation for a full apprenticeship.


Vehicle Systems (including engine, fuel, transmission, braking, suspension and steering) ~ Electrical and Electronic ~ Remove and Refit Components ~ Fault Diagnosis ~ Maintain Positive Working Relationships ~ Routine Vehicle Maintenance ~ Health and Safety in the Workplace ~ Good Housekeeping in the Workplace ~ Basic Routine Maintenance ~ Using and Interpreting Technical Information.]]]

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Work Placement
Independent Learning


Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

Teaching & assessment

This practical course makes full use of the college’s industry standard motor vehicle workshop - sessions will be a combination of workshop and classroom based. You will be encouraged to study independently, whether be on site or from home using the Schoology portal.

Feedback will be given in weekly tutorial sessions. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your progress and target grades.

Assessments are planned throughout the academic year and target grades will be negotiated to ensure you stretch and challenge yourself to achieve the highest grade.

Maths and English


Maths & English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

Industry links:

The units covered directly link to the current apprenticeship standards to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to progress, and be a successful contributor to an employer’s business.

A variety of enrichment activities will be organised for throughout the year, including guest speakers and visits to industry.


You will be required to undertake 37 hours of work placement – placements will have to be vetted by the college before the placement can be confirmed. The work placement will directly link to employability sessions and enhance the knowledge and skills needed to complete the course.

You could progress to Level 2 Motor Vehicle at New College Durham, or an intermediate apprenticeship to gain experience of working in the sector.

Meet our students

Alannah Foster CS

Alannah Foster

National chain Kwik Fit was so impressed with Alannah's knowledge and skills that they immediately gave her a full-time job.

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Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

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Fees and funding

Find out more about course fees and financial support for UK, EU and non-EU students, plus how to pay your fees.

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Additional Costs

To take part in optional enrichment activities, such as classic car and bike shows, there will be a small fee.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited into college to attend an interview with a member of the curriculum team – please bring relevant qualifications as necessary. You must complete an initial assessment in maths and English, and various industry specific tests.

Your suitability to the course will be assessed at this stage. Parents/ guardians are also welcome to attend and discuss any areas of concern.
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Entry Criteria

It would be beneficial to have a good level of maths and English.