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Motor Vehicle Maintenance: Introduction

This level 1 diploma course covers many aspects of light vehicle maintenance and repair. The small bite-sized units of this qualification will equip you with a wide range of skills to drive forward your career in the motor industry.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

You will learn a range of skills to assist with basic vehicle maintenance including: How to remove and refit a road wheel if you get a flat tyre; How to change wiper blades; How to change light bulbs; How to check and inspect disc brakes; How to complete oil and filter changes; Understand the signals and signs that your car will give to highlight maintenance requirements; By learning and understanding some of these simple tasks will result in potential savings on garage and mechanic costs. You will be fully supported by the tutor.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone interested in performing basic maintenance tasks on their own vehicles. Suitable for beginners, no experience necessary.

Who will be my tutor?

Tristan Vincent

How will I learn?

The course will be based in the workshop to give you the maximum experience. Practical demonstrations and individual tuition. You will also be encouraged to bring your own car to be able to carry out the practical tasks which would be specific to your vehicle.

What can I do after this course?

Level 1 Motor Vehicle Diploma

Which department is this course in?

Department of Technology

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Cam Building at Somer Valley Campus.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring your own work boots and overalls and during your course you will be encouraged to bring your own car.

What else do I need to know?

When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Cancelling your enrolment

If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

Click here to access our Covid-19 FAQ - https://www.bathcollege.ac.uk/news/84413

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.


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