Motor Vehicle: Transport Maintenance Level 1 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This one year study programme starts in September

Entry requirements

Two GCSEs at grade 3/D including maths plus English at grade 2/E or above.

You will achieve

Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance

Last updated: 11th October 2018

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.


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:

How will I be assessed?

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

What equipment will I need?

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

Where will I study?

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

What can I do next?

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

Education: This course offers progression to a Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Motor Sport or 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.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

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

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

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.

Additional Learning Support

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

English and Maths

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 the Info 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