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Motor Vehicle Transport Maintenance Level 1 - Full Time

MV1FE001 

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateSite  
Light Vehicle Transport Maintenance Diploma Level 107/09/202002/07/2021Stephenson Campusalternate textAvailable for applications

Will I have to pay? You may be able to get a refund for all or part of the fees for your course if you are eligible. Please look at the following link for more information:

Will I have to pay fees?

Free Courses

16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • All Full Time Courses

19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Students studying their first level 2 course
  • Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)

Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
  • Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
  • There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.

Please contact 01530 519 001 or apprenticeships@stephensoncoll.ac.uk if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.

List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)



Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21




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More information about this Course


Course Overview
This course covers the basic technical needs for today's motor vehicle repair industry. It provides essential knowledge for service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
The entry requirements for this Level 1 qualification are GCSE Grade E in Maths and English.

How Long Is The Course?

One Year



What Will I Learn?
This learning programme involves students studying both the theory and practical aspects of the following: Working Safely and Effectively During Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair; Light Vehicle Construction and Routine Maintenance; Operating Principles of Light Vehicle Tyres, Brakes, Steering and Suspension Systems; Operating Principles of Light Vehicle Engines; Operating Principles and Maintenance of Light Vehicle Transmission Systems; Operating Principles and Maintenance of Light Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Systems.

How Will I Learn?
The course is delivered by a combination of theory and practical tasks to give the student a thorough understanding of the systems involved.

How Will I Be Assessed?
Your knowledge is assessed by IMI set practical assessments in a motor vehicle workshop environment, IMI set online multiple-choice testing and by assessments set by the College.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
Progression can be made onto the IMI Vehicle Fitting Principles Level 2.

Attendance Mode
Full Time

Course Type
Full Time & Part Time

Subject Area
MV