Level 1 Diploma for the Motor Industry - Cambridge Regional College
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Level 1 Introductory for the Motor Industry

Level 1 Introductory for the Motor Industry

Course Information

Cambridge Campus, 02/09/2024
Level: 1
Start Date: 02/09/2024
Location: Cambridge Campus
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Type: Full Time
Code: MM1AT1
About the Course

As modern cars become ever more complex, the modern automotive technician needs a wide range of skills to be able to maintain and repair them. This one year course is an ideal starting point if you wish to pursue a career in vehicle maintenance and repair. As well as covering the technology involved in the engine, transmission and chassis of the motor vehicle, you will put the theory you learn into practice in our Automotive Engineering workshop.

It is a learning programme which involves students studying both the theory and practical aspects of the following:

•    Carrying out basic routine maintenance.
•    Operating principles of light vehicle engines, tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems
•    Introduction to vehicle electrical and electronic systems-  How to carry out basic checks
•    Component knowledge and maintenance of light vehicle transmission systems

Health and safety is of paramount importance in all areas of the automotive industry, and this will be reinforced throughout the course.

Whilst at the college you will be encouraged to take part in competitions, participate in the college enrichment programmes and develop your entrepreneurial skills through charitable and community projects which run throughout the year and are led by students.  


Successful completion of all elements of this study programme will allow you to progress in several different ways, including; •     Further full time training at level 2 within further education. •     Gaining employment within the Automotive industry and undertaking an apprenticeship scheme to gain further qualifications and experience. •     Your basic knowledge would be useful in gaining employment in the automotive industry in a number of roles such as parts, sales or service reception.

Entry Requirements

2 GCSEs at grade 2 or better, in Maths and English,  general education and a keen interest in your chosen subject area.


Learning takes place through a variety of theory and practical lessons. Students will also need to carry out personal research to enable them to successfully complete the course, and guidance on this will be given by the course tutors. Your skills and knowledge will be continually assessed throughout the course through formal multiple choice examinations, and practical tests. Support will be provided through regular meetings with your course tutor.

How to Apply

You can apply through our online application, just click on Apply.

Students who attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through the CAP application system, MyChoice@16, your school will be able to help you with this.

If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448 or .

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to a Welcome Event and for a guidance discussion. Through the Welcome Event you will get the chance to learn more about college and your course. When you have your conditional offer, you will be invited and required to attend new student Taster Days during the summer before the start of your course. Take control of your future and enrol on a course with CRC. Whether you've just finished your GCSEs or A Levels, already working or unemployed we can help you succeed.

Take control of your future and enrol on a course with CRC. Whether you've just finished your GCSEs or A Levels, already working or unemployed we can help you succeed.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct, some details may be subject to change. Cambridge Regional College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient.

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