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Bradford College

Vehicle Maintenance

Qualification Gained
City & Guilds Level 1 Vehicle Maintenance
Study Level
Entry Level, School Leavers, Level 1
1 year Full-time
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
Full-time or Part-time
Bowling Back Lane


If you’re passionate about pistons, mad for mufflers and love a dump-valve gear change – then this is the perfect course for you. Take your first step to becoming a professional mechanic with our official City and Guilds Motor Vehicle courses. Whether you want to run your own business, work for a local garage or you have your sights set on F1 – we can give you the hands-on training, work experience and practical skills to get you on the road to success.

  Key Info

In your first year, we’ll show you how to perform all the essential task that would be expected of a professional mechanic. How to replace tyres, trims and exhausts and how to do routine tasks like oil changes, lamp replacements and puncture repairs. Once you have the basics down – we move onto diagnostics, how to tune and mod cars for efficiency and look towards the future with the option to specialise in hybrid and electric vehicles.

Entry to this course requires GCSE English and Maths at grades 1-2.

Prior to enrolment of this course, you will be interviewed to assess your suitability for the course. You will also take an assessment for English and Maths.

Every task you complete will have an evaluation that you complete so that the next time you carry it out – you have checklist in your own words to work from. Your teacher will help identify what skills you need to develop and set you practical tasks to help you improve and become a better mechanic.

Our students work in partnership with the National Citizens Service (NCS) programme which helps to develop key employment skills and behaviours needed for progression to work.

Successful completion of this Level 1 course can lead onto a Level 2 or Level 3 course, or to an apprenticeship. With millions of pounds being poured into hybrid and electric vehicle technologies – there has never been a better time to train in Motor Vehicle at Bradford College.

Please note that a uniform may be required for this course, click here to purchase.

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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This course is delivered in partnership with
Halfords Autocentre