Vehicle Systems Maintenance

Level 1 Diploma

students in a workshop car

Availability & Details

Vehicle Systems Maintenance - Level 1 Diploma SF-VESM1D-D(0000)000

Venue
South Downs Campus

Type of study
Full-Time

Dates
Academic Year 2021-22 (1 years)

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Overview

This course covers health and safety, good housekeeping, engines and related systems, vehicle transmissions, vehicle electrics, fuel systems, chassis systems, cooling systems, fitting and fabrication.

During your studies you’ll benefit from opportunities to attend trips, participate in team-building activities and listen to guest speakers from the automotive industry.

You should also aim to find a part time job. We will also encourage you to volunteer in a garage during your course. This will not only help you develop your skills, but will increase your chances of gaining an Apprenticeship.

On this course you will study:

  • Engine lubrication
  • Spark ignition
  • Cooling systems
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Steering and suspension
  • Fuel systems and braking
  • Electrical systems
  • Transmission systems
  • Engineering and fabrication skills

You will also study English and Mathematics. During your course, you may attend a work placement at a local garage.

All practical elements of this course will be taught in our automotive workshops, with theory taught in the classroom. In addition, you will be expected to achieve at least three GCSEs at grade 2 in English and Mathematics and one other subject.

You will build up a portfolio of evidence and be assessed on practical tasks in the workshop.

Materials & books £41.99
Overalls £23.00
Safety shoes £17.00

Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress to Level 2.


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