Automotive Maintenance Diploma Level 1 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This practical and theory-based course offers you an interesting introduction to the motor industry, which will contribute to a full qualification including knowledge of a wide range of vehicle systems.

You cover all foundation practical systems of the motor vehicle including:

  • Engine systems
  • Chassis systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Transmission systems
  • Health and safety

The qualification develops both your competency in the workshop and your under-pinning knowledge in the classroom.

Assessment Methods

The qualification is achieved by demonstrating that you are both practically and theoretically competent. This ensures a good all-round ability. Your practical evidence will be developed in the College’s fantastic workshops throughout the year and by working in a garage whilst on work experience.

Your progress will be monitored through informal assessments throughout the year which will count towards your final certification. You will also be expected to complete work experience in a relevant placement.

Progression Options

On successful completion you could progress to a Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair or an Apprenticeship (subject to an initial assessment and suitable employment in a garage). Alternatively, you could find employment in the automotive industry.

Course Summary

Course Title Automotive Maintenance Diploma Level 1
Entry Requirements

GCSEs in the 3 to 1 range are desirable, or other equivalent qualifications
in a related subject, but not essential. Learners will need to study maths and
English if they have not achieved Grade 4 or above.


A keen interest in the automotive industry is essential. You need a positive
attitude, as well as the enthusiasm to complete the programme and progress on to
the next level or employment.

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Spotlight

I’ve really enjoyed learning all about the internals of cars and what a car relies on to run smoothly. This benefits me in the workplace because I know how parts work when I come to repair or replace them. So far my greatest achievement has been passing the first year.

Corey Perry-Jones

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