Foundation Pathway: Motor Vehicle Level 1

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Develop your skills in motor vehicle servicing with a hands-on course that gives you all the basics from engine lubrication to valeting.

The Foundation Motor Vehicle Pathway combines practical skills and theory so you can expand your knowledge and make good progress in your motor vehicle training.

What I'll learn

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, introduction to vehicle technology and workshop methods and processes, and basic routine vehicle maintenance.

This Entry 3 and Level 1 award builds on the entry level units and allows you to broaden your practical skills.


How I'll learn

The course combines practical skills and theory so you can develop your knowledge and expertise, making good progress in your motor vehicle training.


How I'll be assessed

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


Entry Requirements

You do not need qualifications to join these pathways. However, you will need a successful interview with a member of the teaching team to show your commitment to full time study and your interest in the subject. 

You need a basic level of literacy and numeracy to apply for this course. The commitment to work towards improving English and maths is required for this programme. Both Functional skill and GCSE re-sits are offered. We will also expect a satisfactory school report. 

As part of your interview we will assess your levels of English and maths and advise you of the most appropriate level to study.


How to Apply

To register your interest and contact the Foundation Learning team, you do not need to complete the full college application form. Please complete the short form here.