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.
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.
You will study:
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.
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.
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?
Former Derby College motor vehicle student Sukjevan Dhindsa intends to go as far as he possibly can in his career as a motor technician. Sukjevan – or Jeeves as he is better known to his friends – is aiming to become a Master Technician after being taken on as an apprentice with VW Parkway in Derby. Jeeves who is 17 and from Sinfin, was offered the apprenticeship while on work placement as part of his full-time Motor Vehicle course with Derby College.
He joined VW Parkway in August and will shortly be embarking on VW's own apprenticeship training scheme at Milton Keynes. Once qualified Jeeves would like to work towards every certificate on offer via VW until he becomes a Master Technician. It is the highest level attainable and a qualification which demonstrates diagnostics expertise in areas which include electrical systems, engine performance, heating and air conditioning and engine repair.
Jeeves is settling in well in his new role and is enjoying learning new things every day. He particularly likes working with engines and diagnostics and has found the experienced technicians at the dealership to be approachable and helpful. Jeeves loved his time at Derby College and was impressed by both the theoretical and practical teaching he received there. He said:
I would definitely recommend my college course. My message to potential students would be to go along to the induction days and enrolment days and find out all you can about the course that interests you. I wouldn't be where I am now without Derby College.