Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma Level 2

Course Overview

This course is for learners who have completed the Level 1 Diploma in Automotive Maintenance or equivalent, or have relevant experience of the motor trade.

Topics covered may include:

  • Operating principles of petrol and diesel engines
  • Chassis systems
  • Transmission systems
  • Steering and suspension
  • Vehicle electrical and electronic systems
  • Simple fault diagnosis
  • Electric vehicles & hybrid.

Assessment Methods

The qualification is achieved by demonstrating that you are both practically and theoretically competent. This ensures a good all-round ability. Your practical evidence will be developed in the College’s fantastic workshops throughout the year and by working in a garage whilst on work experience. You will also be assessed via online exams throughout the year which all count towards your final qualification. You will also be expected to complete work experience in a relevant placement.

Progression Options

On successful completion you could progress to a Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Motorsport, the T Level in Maintenance, Installation and repair for Engineering and Manufacturing (Light and Electric Vehicles) study an Apprenticeship (subject to an initial assessment and suitable employment in a garage) or course of your choice (pending an interview). Alternatively, you could find employment in the automotive industry.

Course Summary

Course Title Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 range including English and maths, experience with motor vehicles, a Level 1 Diploma in Automotive Maintenance or Level 1 IMI Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair with Merit grade. You will be invited to attend an informal discussion to assess your suitability for the course.

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I’ve really enjoyed learning all about the internals of cars and what a car relies on to run smoothly. This benefits me in the workplace because I know how parts work when I come to repair or replace them. So far my greatest achievement has been passing the first year.

Corey Perry-Jones

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