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Level 1 Diploma Transport Studies – Mechanical

When studying this course, you will learn all the basic tools you will need to start your journey in light vehicle maintenance. The course explores the core aspects of modern vehicle technology including the repair and maintenance of engines, cooling systems, steering, suspension, brakes and exhausts.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 1

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 Year

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Units you may study include:

· Skills used in the automotive environment

· Compression ignition engine systems

· Engine liquid cooling lubrication systems

· Steering and suspension systems

· Vehicle exhaust and braking systems

· Routine vehicle maintenance process and procedures

· Vehicle wheels and tyre construction and maintenance

· Vehicle driveline maintenance

· Introduction to spark and compression ignition fuel systems

· Spark ignition systems maintenance

· Basic vehicle valeting and light vehicle construction

· Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance

· Employability skills

50% Assessment – Coursework
50% Assessment – Exam

Ideally at least 4 GCSEs or an Entry Level 3 qualification, but this is subject to discussion at your interview. If you haven’t already achieved a GCSE grade 5 or grade C in English or Maths, then you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths alongside your other qualifications. Acceptance to the programme will be subject to a DBS check.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.


Apply online Make an enquiry Call 01724 281 111

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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