Vehicle Maintenance and Repair: Level 1 (2nd Revised edition)

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair: Level 1 (2nd Revised edition)

By: Julian Brown (author), John Rooke (author), Patrick Hamilton (author)Paperback

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This new edition of the highly successful Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 1 workbook provides complete coverage of the QCF National Occupational Standards at Level 1 as set by the IMI and is in-line with VRQ and NVQ qualifications. Learners will be inspired by the full-colour diagrams and images illustrating key techniques and the Tip Boxes, weblinks, activities and questions will ensure learners have full understanding of all the essential information. This easy to use, easy to follow workbook ensures learners have all the theoretical and practice knowledge in preparation for further study or the world of work.

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Patrick Hamilton has 20 years light and heavy vehicle experience gained at leading vehicle manufacturer's main dealerships, including 6 years in the Royal Air Mechanical Transport Servicing Section. He was the Automotive Training Workshops Manager at a private training provider and a Lecturer in Automotive Engineering at Cambridge Regional College. Patrick is currently Head of School of Engineering at West Suffolk College, also teaching on automotive and engineering courses. Patrick has experience of teaching on a range of light vehicle, heavy vehicle and motorcycle programmes ranging from Entry level 3 to level 4. He has worked for the Sector Skills Council writing some of their QCF units and has also been a technical consultant and author for City and Guilds and the IMI Awards Ltd, helping to develop and write their qualifications. Patrick is Chairman of the IMI Members Association Norfolk. John Rooke has over 30 years experience in the motor trade trained at a main dealer he then took the opportunity to enter teaching as an instructor in a private training school, teaching practical skills. In 1999 he became a lecturer at Cambridge Regional College teaching Automotive Engineering to learners from Entry level to level 3, he presently has an additional role of supporting engineering staff to improve teaching and learning. During the past 9 years he has been the colleges IMI centre coordinator enabling him to keep fully up to date with qualification and assessment requirements.


Part 1: Introduction. Section 1: Personal and Social Development (PSD.) Section 2: Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR.) Section 3: Health and Safety. Section 4: Tools, Equipment and Materials. Section 5: The Retail Automotive Industry. Part 2: Engine Construction and Operating Principles. Section 1: Spark Ignition Engine Systems, Components and Operation. Section 2: Compression Ignition Engine Systems, Components and Operation. Section 3: Engine Liquid Cooling & Lubrication System Components and Operation. Section 4: Exhaust Systems Components and Maintenance. Section 5: Spark Ignition System Maintenance. Section 6: Introduction to Spark Ignition Fuel Systems. Section 7: Introduction to Compression Ignition Fuel Systems. Part 3: Chassis Section 1: Vehicle Construction. Section 2: Steering and Suspension Systems Components and Maintenance. Section 3: Braking Systems Components and Maintenance. Section 4: Wheels and Tyres Construction and Maintenance. Part 4: Driveline Transmissions Section 1: The vehicle transmission: engine, clutch, gearbox, driveshaft/propshaft. final drive, centre diff/ transfer box. Part 5: Electrical Systems. Section 1: Electrical Foundation Skills: Electrical principles, battery charging, Starting, lighting and system maintenance, auxiliary. Part 6: Low Carbon Technologies. Part 7: Valeting. Part 8: Heavy Vehicle Maintenance. Part 9: Motorcycle Maintenance.

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/06/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781408064221
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781408064221
  • weight: 812
  • ISBN10: 1408064227
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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