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Level 1 ABC Diploma in Motor Vehicle Studies / Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance


About The Course

This course provides an introduction to the motor vehicle industry and prepares learners to progress on to a Level 2 qualification with ABC, City and Guilds or a BCA work-based technical qualification.

There are two routes within the Level 1 ABC and City & Guilds. They are assessed differently and offer different progression routes.

Entry Requirements

Students must demonstrate a clear interest in vehicles and mechanical things. They will also be required to complete an interview which includes a mechanical aptitude assessment or already hold an Entry Level 3 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance at a Pass grade. Applicants must also hold GCSE English and maths qualifications at grades 2 – 5.


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Progression onto the Level 2 ABC Diploma in Motor Vehicle Studies or Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance or a Level 2 Motor Vehicle Work-Based Technical Qualification. 

By the end of the course, you should be able to inspect and carry out standard maintenance on modern petrol, diesel-powered cars and light vans working with some supervision.