Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ

Blog

Automotive Maintenance

Automotive Maintenance

Automotive Engineering Course

IMI Level 1 Diploma in Automotive Maintenance

If you are motivated and wish to prepare yourself for a career in the automotive industry, then this is the course for you.

Learner: Area:

Is this course right for me?

This one year course is a practical subject, half of the course is based in our custom built workshops where you will develop your hands-on skills on a range of College vehicles and equipment, with the remainder of the time studying theory in our fully resourced classrooms.

  • Two GCSEs at grade D or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include Mathematics/Numeracy and Science
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Successful completion of current/relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well.

Mandatory units to be studied include:

  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Tools, Equipment and Consumable Materials for Vehicle Maintenance

The units have been developed to provide flexibility for these qualifications. Learners will develop their knowledge and skills in a mainly practical setting which will help them prepare for further studies in a variety of automotive industries or employment.

Additional units may include:

  • Engine Operation and Components
  • Lubrication System Components and Maintenance
  • Engine Cooling System Components and Maintenance
  • Spark Ignition System Components and Maintenance
  • Spark Ignition Engine Fuel System Components and Maintenance
  • Compression Ignition Engine Fuel System Components and Maintenance
  • Exhaust System Components and Maintenance
  • Steering System Components and Maintenance
  • Suspension System Components and Maintenance
  • Braking System Components and Maintenance
  • Wheel and Tyre Construction and Maintenance
  • Vehicle Transmission System Components and Maintenance
  • Vehicle Electrical Circuits and Components

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Online examination

On successful completion, you can work towards the trade standard qualification Level 2 Diploma. If you gain an apprenticeship, you will be able to move smoothly into a Level 2 day release apprenticeship programme.

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • Engineering flame retardant coveralls - £35
  • Engineering safety boots - £14/£35
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional Information

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, we would like to hear from you.

Social Media

Latest Brochures

Last updated: 05/07/2022

What are the entry requirements?

  • Two GCSEs at grade D or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include Mathematics/Numeracy and Science
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview

Current student – what are the entry requirements?

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well

  • Successful completion of current/relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

What will I learn?

Mandatory units to be studied include:

  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Tools, Equipment and Consumable Materials for Vehicle Maintenance

The units have been developed to provide flexibility for these qualifications. Learners will develop their knowledge and skills in a mainly practical setting which will help them prepare for further studies in a variety of automotive industries or employment.

Additional units may include:

  • Engine Operation and Components
  • Lubrication System Components and Maintenance
  • Engine Cooling System Components and Maintenance
  • Spark Ignition System Components and Maintenance
  • Spark Ignition Engine Fuel System Components and Maintenance
  • Compression Ignition Engine Fuel System Components and Maintenance
  • Exhaust System Components and Maintenance
  • Steering System Components and Maintenance
  • Suspension System Components and Maintenance
  • Braking System Components and Maintenance
  • Wheel and Tyre Construction and Maintenance
  • Vehicle Transmission System Components and Maintenance
  • Vehicle Electrical Circuits and Components

Can I do this course in Welsh?

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.


How will I be assessed?

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Online examination

What can I do next?

On successful completion, you can work towards the trade standard qualification Level 2 Diploma. If you gain an apprenticeship, you will be able to move smoothly into a Level 2 day release apprenticeship programme.

Following successful completion of this course learners could look to progress to a higher level course at the College, seek an appropriate Apprenticeship or go directly into employment.


Do I need to bring/buy any equipment?

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • Engineering flame retardant coveralls - £35
  • Engineering safety boots - £14/£35
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Are there any additional costs?

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • There is a annual workshop fee for this course (£20 - £60), payable before you start the course
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.
Shopping cart close