Motor Vehicle Courses
Start Date
Part Time

This course provides an introduction to the motor vehicle industry and will enable you to develop skills in car maintenance. It is held two evenings per week in the specialist motor vehicle workshops at our Skills Centre in Feltham.

  • About the Course

    You will develop knowledge and skills in:

    • Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
    • Tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance.

    You will study:

    • Introduction to the retail automotive maintenance and repair industry
    • Spark ignition engine systems, components and operation
    • Compression ignition engine systems, components and operation
    • Steering and suspension systems components and maintenance (4 wheels or more)
    • Vehicle braking systems components and maintenance.
  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees


  • Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements, but an interview will be required. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Progression

    You can go on to a Level 2 apprenticeship or find work.

  • Assessment Method

    The qualification has a practical approach to assessment and includes many visual questioning techniques. The learning outcomes are assessed by a variety of task based assessment, observation, oral questioning and online assessments.

How to Apply

Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.

Course Info

Courses for Adults 19+

Part Time

Level 1

Location Feltham

Start Date 06/09/2021

IMI Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance

West Thames College

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