ABC Awards – Level 1 Award in Automotive Studies

Welcome to the Kingsmead School Motor Vehicle Learning Team.

ABC L1 Award in Motor Vehicle Studies is available as an option in Years 9, 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4). Students in Year 9 are introduced to the subject and learn how to use workshop tools and equipment competently and safely.

In years 10 and 11 students develop the knowledge and skills required to carry out a series of general repairs and service work on light vehicles.

The equipment used will include hydraulic lifts, tyre changing and wheel balancing equipment and a range of machines and tools for the manufacture of an engineering product.

The learning team has close links with post 16 colleges and industry with opportunities to visit on challenge days. We also have links with local garages for educational visits.

Multiple Choice Exam (Year 11)

The units will cover the Automotive industry, Health & Safety, identifying and using hand and machine tools, function and location of components within a range of systems. Training is undertaken prior to all practical skills assessments.

Top 3 useful websites:

The Institute of the Motor Industry  www.theimi.org.uk                     

MOT Manual www.ukmot.com/mot%20manual/

Car Servicing www.torquecars.com/articles/car-servicing.php