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Transport Maintenance Level 1 Diploma

Course Overview

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!

What topics are covered?

A number of mandatory and optional units will cover such areas as:

  • engine
  • cooling
  • lubrication
  • steering
  • suspension
  • braking
  • exhausts
  • transmission
  • lighting
  • ignition

As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 who are just starting (out on their) vocational learning.

What are the entry requirements?

You will need English and Maths GCSE at grade D/3 or above, and will also be required to attend an interview.

What qualifications will I gain?

Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance

Who is the awarding body?

Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)

How will I learn?

60% practical workshop sessions, 40% theory based classroom sessions.

What hours will I be in college?

Three days per week for six hours each day.

How will I be assessed?

There will be practical assessments, knowledge assignments and online testing. You will use an electronic portfolio to upload you work and collate achievement.

What can I do after this course?

Progress onto Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 2 full-time course or start an apprenticeship.

Are there any additional costs?

Safety boots

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

Full motor vehicle workshop with diagnostic equipment

What organisations does the College work with on this course?

The college works with a range of local garage and main dealers, IMI and DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency).

What are the leisure and cultural activities?

Visits to motor museums and motor vehicle exhibitions.

Which department is this course in?


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?

Safety boots and suitable stationery equipment for classroom learning.

What else do I need to know?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 who are just starting their vocational learning.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form 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

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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