Motor Vehicle: Transport Maintenance Level 1 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This one year study programme starts in September.

Entry requirements

You must hold a minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3 including maths plus English at grade 2 or above.

You will achieve

Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance

Course overview

If you love cars and enjoy fixing things, this could be a perfect career for you.

Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches. They work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security. They carry out routine services and repairs, MOTs, roadside repairs and use diagnostic equipment to look for faults on vehicles.

For individuals who love to be around cars, becoming a motor vehicle technician is a dream job. Motor vehicle technicians repair and tune engines to maximum running efficiency, install parts and accessories, and repair dented body panels.

To begin your jouney into becomming a motor mechnic, this is the first course you would join.

Course content

This engaging and motivating course is aimed at learners who have a keen interest to learn about maintenance of various types of transport and different roles that are available in the retail motor industry.

This qualification consists of a combination of units from:

  • Carry out wheel alignment
  • Inspect and replace exhaust components
  • Remove and replace auxiliary electrical units
  • Inspect and repair braking systems
  • Carry out routine vehicle maintenance

You can view the course specifications via the link below:

Each unit is assessed by means of practical assessment, multiple choice online exams and written assessments.

You will require a ring binder, a calculator, textbook and general stationery. You will require protective footwear and overalls.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre
Old Mill Lane
S70 2LA

Employment: This course can lead to work in the motor industry.

Education: This course offers progression to a Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance or Level 2 Vehicle Fitting.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Motor Vehicle: Transport Maintenance Level 1 Full-time

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