Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles Level 2 Diploma

33042W0 | Pagefield Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 02/09/2024
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

If you love cars and enjoy fixing things, this could be a great career for you. Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches. They work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security. You will need to be good at problem-solving and finding faults. You will also work with people and develop excellent customer service skills. These courses will provide you with the practical skills to begin a career as a trainee motor vehicle technician. Students wanting to develop some of the key skills and understanding in motor vehicle systems. Successful course applicants will have the basic skills needed to apply for an automotive apprenticeship or similar engineering pathway.

What will I study?

The course has seven units of study to complete, the unit titles include; Routine light vehicle maintenance, lubrication and cooling systems, removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components, removing and replacing chassis units and components, vehicle inspection using prescribed methods, transmission and driveline units and components and knowledge of fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components.

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on going throughout the course and there are also end of module online tests for each unit.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 GCSE subjects graded 9-3 or equivalent including maths or English.

What can I progress onto?

To the Level 3 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles, subject to course requirements being met.

Other Information

If you are 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Safety boots and overalls will be required for all practical activities.

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
£1042.50 Yes No

Exam Fee


Vehicle Technicians, Mechanics and Electricians

Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels


FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn


Typical Tasks

  • Repairs and services air conditioning, heating and engine-cooling systems.
  • Installs additional electrical amenities such as radio/CD players, aerials.
  • Checks condition of electrical/electronic systems and carries out servicing tasks.
  • Diagnoses faults in electrical/electronic circuitry, removes faulty components and fits replacements.
  • Carries out routine maintenance checks on oil and air filters, brakes and other vehicle parts/systems.
  • Reassembles, tests, adjusts and tunes the appropriate parts, systems or entire engine.
  • Removes, dismantles, repairs and replaces defective parts and prepares new parts using appropriate tools.
  • Visually checks, test drives or uses test equipment to diagnose engine and mechanical faults.


Mechanical Computers and Electronics Education and Training Customer and Personal Service


Active Learning Reading Comprehension Critical Thinking Learning Strategies Active Listening Speaking Mathematics Monitoring Writing
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Vehicle Body Builders and Repairers

Vehicle body builders and repairers construct and repair the bodies of road vehicles, and fit interior and exterior fittings to vehicle bodies.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels


RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn


Typical Tasks

  • Positions, secures and repairs external fittings including windows, doors, door handles, catches and roof attachments.
  • Installs and repairs interior fittings including seats, seatbelts and fascia in cars, sinks and special features in caravans and mobile shops.
  • Hammers out dents in bodywork, fills in small depressions or corroded areas in solder, plastic or other filler compound and replaces body panels using hand and power tools.
  • Repairs damage to chassis and engine mountings using hydraulic rams, jacks and jigs.
  • Selects, cuts, shapes and assembles materials to form parts of vehicle underframe, framework and body.
  • Diagnoses job requirements or ascertains work specifications from drawings or instructions.


Mechanical Administration and Management English Language


Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension
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