York College

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Fitness instructors

Up to £11,000

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Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters

Up to £22,000

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Vehicle body builders and repairers

Up to £30,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance. Students must have achieved a GCSE grade 4 in English or Maths; or have completed the Light Vehicle Maintenance IMIAL Diploma Level 1.


One year.

What will I study?

This VRQ includes the full range of routine vehicle fitting procedures. It provides essential knowledge and skills for vehicle fitters working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and fast fit businesses.

It will provide students with the opportunity to study both the theory and practical aspects of some of the following:

  • Inspecting, repairing and replacing high performance light vehicle and motorcycle tyres
  • Carrying out light vehicle front wheel alignment
  • Inspecting and replacing light vehicle clutches, exhaust components, suspension dampers, vehicle batteries and braking systems
  • Safe use of oxy-acetylene
  • Assessing and securing a roadside situation
  • Students will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, agreeing customer vehicle needs and other skills associated with working in a garage

How will I be assessed?

The assessment of this VRQ is made up of two components:

  • Practical tasks
  • Online testing

What could it lead to?

Progression on to the Light Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma Level 2 or an 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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