What is the purpose of this qualification?
The purpose of this qualification is to develop learners' understanding and knowledge in motor vehicle services and to support progression to the next level of vocational learning in motor vehicle services or a related area. It is particularly appropriate for:
• unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to the motor vehicle sector to potential employers, particularly where further work-based training will be on offer.
• young people on traineeships who are working at level 1 and are seeking a short, focused qualification in the sector in which they wish to work/gain an apprenticeship, as part of the work preparation training element of a traineeship.
• learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at level 1 before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 2.
What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?
This qualification provides you with an introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to the motor vehicle sector. You must take at least one of the following units:
• Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance
• Tools, Equipment and Materials for Vehicle Maintenance.
Optional units include topics such as simple paint spraying processes, and maintenance of vehicle exhaust and spark ignition systems and wheels and tyres.
How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?
This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award and Certificate. You should take the Award if you need only a small amount of focused learning in the motor vehicle sector before progressing to a Level 2 qualification, an apprenticeship, or to employment (with further training where possible), as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.
Which sector does this qualification support?
You could progress from this qualification to an entry-level role in the motor vehicle sector such as body shop, workshop or spray-painter’s assistant but job roles at this level are very limited. You could progress to a job role as an apprentice. Job roles for apprentices are typically technician roles such as motorcycle service technician, light vehicle service technician, auto electrical technician or lift truck technician.
What are the progression options?
You can progress to a level 2 certificate or diploma in the motor vehicle sector, or to a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, although it is recommended that you also have maths skills at level 1.
Progression & entry requirements
Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.