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Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance Level 1

Ashington Campus
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Awarding Body:

City and Guilds Diploma in Vehicle Systems Maintenance (QCF) Level 1

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

This course is for those who enjoy working on cars and related technology of the vehicle systems.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You should have two GCSEs at Grade F or above or a relevant entry level Qualification.

What will I study on the course?

You will study units including using automotive workshop tools and equipment, how vehicle systems operate and what components they contain. Ideal if you would like to train for a career in the motor industry.

This full time course is three days for thirty weeks. During the course you will spend time working on the college vehicles and receive theory lectures on the vehicle mechanical and electrical systems relating to their operation, construction and the diagnosis of faulty components. As part of the course you will also have functional skill elements, enrichment and personal/social development.

Your progress will be assessed by observations of your practical skills within the college workshops. Each unit of the Qualification requires you to pass a multiple choice online assessment test.

You could consider a Qualification in welding, electrical or mechanical fitting.

City and Guilds Diploma in Vehicle Systems Maintenance (QCF) Level 1

After completing the course you could move on to an Apprenticeship with an employer or progress onto the City and Guilds 4290-12 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 course.

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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