Automotive Motor Vehicle Awareness - Introduction (Part Time Eve)

Level 1 – NVQ or Equivalent

Subject Area Automotive

Attendance Part-Time


This is a 10 week part time course designed for beginners as an introduction to light vehicle maintenance.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 10 Weeks
Venue: Motor Vehicle Centre, Invincible Drive

Who the course is for

The course is for:

1) Those considering working in the automotive industry.

2) Those with an interest in undertaking basic vehicle maintenance on their own vehicles.

Qualification Gained

If you successfully complete the course, you will gain a Level 1 IMI Award in Personal and Social Development for the Automotive Environment.

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Course Content

The course is taught primarily in the workshop. Basic maintenance and care of light vehicles will be taught through three units which facilitate broad development; ‘Dealing with problems in daily llfe’, ‘Developing self’ and ‘Environmental awareness’.

You will be able to carry out simple tasks associated with or be aware of.

• Light vehicle construction and routine maintenance
• Operating principles of light vehicle engines, tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems
• Operating principles and maintenance of light vehicle transmission systems and electrical and electronic Systems.

It contains the knowledge required to work safely around a vehicle's high & low voltage electrical system and electric drive train system.

Students also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage

Learning Methods

You will undertake a mixture of workshop practical activities and classroom sessions. You will be required some times to undertake some essential knowledge based activities outside of the delivered sessions.

Assessment Methods

A range of assessment methods will be used. The assessment methods selected for each unit will be appropriate to its aims, level of work and the learning outcomes to be achieved. The qualification will be delivered with a combination of theory, practical instruction, on-line tests and/or demonstration as well as hands on practical work.

Progression Opportunities

For successful completers, this could lead onto a full time level 1 IMI Diploma course in one of ; Vehicle Accident Body Repair, Transport Maintenance or Vehicle Accident Refinishing Repair.  Apprenticeship routes may also be available

Career Opportunities

This course could be a stepping stone to a career in the automotive industry.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this programme of study.
If english is not your first language candidates will need an English language test score of 5.5 or above.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.