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Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair – Level 2

This Level 2 course is for those wishing to specialise in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair for a career in the motor industry or for those wanting to progress to Level 3 and even university-level courses afterwards.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Motor Vehicle
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Johnson Building
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Johnson Building

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/diploma-in-light-vehicle-maintenance-and-repair-level-2
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Course Information for Students

This Level 2 course is for those wishing to specialise in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair for a career in the motor industry or for those wanting to progress to Level 3 and even university-level courses afterwards. 

It is designed for school and college leavers who have already achieved grade C or above in BOTH Maths and English. There is also an optional Level 3 Maths unit available for those wishing to progress to Level 3 or higher.

You must have achieved BOTH Maths and English GCSE at grade 4 or above and should have passed the mechanical comprehension entrance test, alongside having a successful interview.

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
  • Transmission Systems and Components
  • Inspecting Light Vehicles Using Prescribed Methods
  • M3 – A-level equivalent maths units (optional)
  • A minimum of five days work experience in a motor vehicle environment

This course will be delivered on-site.

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.

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.  M3 Maths and G3 job roles are assessed by written assignments and online exams.

Subject to achieving the Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (VRQ) and the optional M3 Maths units, you can progress to the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. Without the M3 Maths unit, your pathway would be restricted to an apprenticeship (if employment is secured).

Even with the M3 Maths unit, and with employment as an apprentice, you can 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?

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Vehicle Valeters and Cleaners

£20905

Vehicle Valeters and Cleaners

Vehicle Paint Technicians

£30203

Vehicle Paint Technicians

Vehicle Body Builders and Repairers

£26783

Vehicle Body Builders and Repairers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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DCG Success Stories

Tommy Featherstone outside of Tommys Motors

Tommy Featherstone

Derby College shaped career direction for garage owner Tommy

I had various jobs at garages – not all of them great. That’s when I thought I’d be better off going to college full-time and getting my Motor Vehicle qualifications so I could open my own garage and work for myself. I enrolled at Derby College to take level 2 in Motor Vehicle Maintenance, then moved on to level 3. What I learned at college was really useful. It helped to shape the direction I’ve taken.

Read More about Tommy Featherstone

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:48 pm