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Level: 1

Location: Johnson Building

Years: 1

Weeks: 24

Hours: 3.50

Start: 14/09/2021

Days / Times: Tuesday 16:30 to 20:00

Tuition (£): 780.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Concessions: 300.00***

Interview: N

Course Summary

Employing almost 6,500 people in the region, the Vehicle Maintenance and Repair industry provides a key service to the public and businesses alike, keeping the region's vehicles mobile.

The industry is split across Independent Garages (85%) and Franchised Garages (15%) and roles in these businesses typically include:

  • Vehicle Technician
  • Fast Fit Technician
  • Diagnostic Technician
  • Master Technician
  • MOT Tester
  • Tyre Fitter
  • HGV Technician
  • Panel Beater
  • MET Technician
  • Paint Sprayer
  • Customer Advisor

This Level 1 Award is designed to introduce you to the mechanical aspect of servicing and repairing vehicles and to provide you with the skills to apply for work in the independent garages in this sector.


Entry requirements

You need to have an interest and passion for the vehicle industry and be keen to learn in a hands-on environment.


Course Content

The qualification for this course is the ABC Level 1 Award in Motor Vehicle Studies and will include topics/units covering:

  • Health and Safety for Motor Vehicle Studies
  • Introduction to Vehicle Inspection
  • Introduction to Vehicle Wheels and Tyres
  • Introduction to Vehicle Exhaust Systems


How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through a range of activities including:

  • Written task sheets
  • Reports
  • Group discussions
  • Presentations
  • Professional discussion


Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need overalls and safety boots as you will be studying in a practical environment.


What can I do after this course?

Completion of this course will give you a vital insight into the Vehicle Maintenance and Repair industry and will support the application and interview process to help you gain employment with a local/regional employer in the Fast Fit sector.


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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Johnson Building

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Zubair Hussain

Zubair Hussain

Degree in motorsport engineering puts Zubair on career fast track

When vehicle technician Zubair Hussain enrolled on Derby College's motor vehicle course he had no GCSEs just a love of cars and a willingness to learn. He had missed out on sitting his GCSEs at school but was keen to gain qualifications and train for a job that really interested him.
And after achieving levels 1, 2 and 3 over successive years along with maths and English qualifications, Zubair secured a place at the University of Derby. He initially took a foundation degree in Motorsport Engineering before topping it up and graduating 14 months ago with a 2:2 BEng honours degree.
Zubair now works as a vehicle technician at Sam Autos, an independent garage in Normanton, Derby,Now he is qualified, Zubair wants to gain as much experience as he can to take him to the next the stage in his career .Zubair would ultimately like his own garage one day and is grateful to Derby College for putting him on the road to a fulfilling and skilled job with great financial prospects.Zubair enjoys mentoring trainee vehicle technicians and advises students on Derby College's motor vehicle course to "work hard and make the most of a great opportunity."He said:

I couldn't believe it. I'd always thought that uni was for clever people and I'd never thought of myself as clever.
"It was my Derby College lecturer Matt Curtis who encouraged me to go and do a degree. Our lecturers were great – just the best. They really wanted us to succeed.


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