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Level: 2

Location: Johnson Building

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This Level 2 course is for those wishing to specialise in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair for a career in the motor industry. It is designed for school and college leavers who have already achieved the Level 1 Motor Vehicle Maintenance qualification but who still need to achieve grade C in GCSE English and/or Maths.

Alongside the Motor Vehicle qualification, learners will further develop their skills in maths and English, which will support their main programme of study, help their future progression and enhance their life skills.

Entry requirements

You must have previously completed and achieved a full Level 1 Motor Vehicle qualification but still need to achieve a grade 4 in either GCSE English or Maths.

Achieving the full Level 2 Diploma is possible through a top-up course from Week 32 if you are predicted to achieve 4 grades in both Maths and English during the June exams.

Course Content

You will study:

  • Health and Safety
  • Tools, Equipment and Materials
  • Routine Light Vehicle Maintenance
  • Engine Systems and Components
  • Chassis Systems and Components
  • Electrical Systems and Components
  • Inspecting Light Vehicles Using Prescribed Methods
  • English (Functional Skills or GCSE resit)
  • Maths (Functional Skills or GCSE resit)
  • A minimum of five days work experience in a motor vehicle environment

How will I be assessed?

Underpinning knowledge will be assessed via online external tests and assignments for all units.  Practical activities are assessed in our centre using externally set criteria.  Maths and English will be assessed through a final exam in both Functional Skills and GCSE.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You must provide your own steel toe-capped boots to be worn at all times in the workshops.  A £40 fee will be required for College overalls, sweatshirts and T-shirts.

What can I do after this course?

Subject to achieving the Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and the required Maths and English grades, there is the opportunity to achieve the full Level 2 Diploma (VRQ) through a top-up course from Week 32 to 37 if you are predicted to achieve C grades in both Maths and English during the June GCSE exams.

If you secure employment, you can also progress to the Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence (VCQ).

Want to know more about life in the motor industry? Why not visit www.autocity.org.uk/world-of-work for an introduction?

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This course is run at the Johnson Building

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Jamie Rushton

Jamie Rushton

On the road to a career in the motor vehicle industry

Banger racing enthusiast Jamie Rushton has enjoyed tinkering with cars for as long as he can remember.
So, when a Derby College motor vehicle apprenticeship came up at A&M Motors in Church Gresley, he seized the opportunity. As the firm’s first apprentice, his progress has been so impressive that he is set to be taken on permanently when his training programme finishes in 2015.
Jamie appreciates the support he receives from his College tutors and assessors. He also enjoys his day release experience at The Garage, our commercial facility. The apprenticeship links in perfectly with Jamie’s favourite past time of banger racing. He takes part in racing events all over the country.

I’m in the right job: I’ve always wanted to be around cars and I know I always will. I’ve carried out some quite demanding jobs since I started my apprenticeship. We also get the chance to learn different things at College and to talk to each other about what we’ve been doing at work.


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