Motor Vehicle Engineering - Level 1

This course is perfect if you’re looking for that first step into the motor industry. You’ll learn the theory behind motor vehicle maintenance and put your knowledge into practice as you carry out servicing and repair tasks on car lighting systems, brake systems, suspension and steering systems. Plus you’ll also carry out a range of basic engineering tasks.

The programme also includes studying maths and English towards GCSE grade A*-C (new grading system: 9-4) if you do not already have these grades.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • Working safely and effectively during light vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Foundation skills for 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 and associated systems
  • Operating principles and maintenance of light vehicle transmission systems
  • Operating principles and maintenance of light vehicle electrical and electronic systems

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal qualifications for our Level 1 courses.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • Motor Vehicle Engineering - Level 2

Career Path

  • Motor Vehicle Technician
  • Motorsport Mechanic
  • Design Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Marine Engineer

What qualification will I gain?

Motor Vehicle Engineering – Diploma – Level 1

Start date



1 year.

Where will I be based?

The Pembroke Centre, Hugh Baird College.

Who is the awarding body?

Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).



Additional Information

You are expected to supply your own pen, pencil, steel toe capped boots and overalls.



Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:27

Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.