Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Subsidiary Diploma Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is for those who are looking to progress onto an apprenticeship, employment in the heavy vehicle industry or are interested in joining the Army whilst studying heavy vehicle mechanics. The Army Bursary Scheme is the way into a fantastic new learning experience that will enable you to earn while you learn.

Topics covered will include:

· Advanced health and safety

· Removal and replacement of heavy vehicle units and components

· Routine vehicle maintenance and safety inspections (with emphasis focused on the Vehicle & Operator Services Agency (VOSA) Heavy Goods Vehicle Inspection manual)

You will get hands-on experience using a fully computerised vehicle braking efficiency roller tester and use modern vehicle electrical diagnostic equipment. The course also covers the theory and operating principles of all major vehicle systems. These include fault diagnosis, diesel engines, tyres, brakes, steering and suspension, vehicle electrical and electronic systems.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through practical tasks, written assignments/exams and online tests for each unit. You will also be expected to complete work experience in a relevant placement. 

Progression Options

You may like to progress onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (subject to initial assessment and suitable employment in a commercial vehicle workshop), or find employment in the industry.

Course Summary

Course Title Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Subsidiary Diploma Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to E or 9 to 2 range including
English and Maths, or a Level 1 qualification in light or heavy vehicle at Merit
grade. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview. You also need
safety boots and overalls for all workshop activities (included within your
enrolment cost).

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The depth of the theory work and high level of practical equipment makes the College stand out from others, and adds a huge amount to your studies.

Ryan Chamberlain

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