York College

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Metal working production and maintenance fitters

Up to £36,000

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Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians

Up to £33,000

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Vehicle and parts salespersons and advisers

Up to £34,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


One year.

What will I study?

This course is designed to engage and motivate students who are interested in learning about the maintenance of motor vehicles and the various roles that are available in the retail motor industry.

Students will study a selection of the following units at Level 1:

Mandatory units:

  • Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance
  • Tools, Equipment and Materials for Vehicle Maintenance

Optional units:

  • Spark Ignition Engine Systems Components and Operation
  • Compression Ignition Engine Systems Components and Operation
  • Engine Liquid Cooling and Lubrication Systems Components and Maintenance
  • Vehicle Braking Systems Components and Maintenance
  • Routine Vehicle Maintenance Processes and Procedures
  • Vehicle Wheels and Tyres Construction and Maintenance
  • Vehicle Exhaust Systems Components and Maintenance
  • Vehicle Driveline Maintenance
  • Introduction to Spark Ignition Fuel Systems
  • Introduction to Compression Ignition Fuel Systems
  • Introduction to Low Carbon Technologies in the Automotive Industry
  • Spark Ignition Systems Maintenance
  • Vehicle Electrical Foundation Skills
  • Vehicle Lighting System Maintenance

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through online assessment, practical assignments and through multi-choice exams.

What could it lead to?

You can continue your studies by progressing onto the Level 2 VRQ full-time course in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, or alternatively you can find employment in the automotive industry or a Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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