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Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Adult) - Level 2


This Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair course is designed to provide you with an insight into life as a Motor Mechanic or Vehicle Technician and help you to develop the industry-standard knowledge and skills required. This Level 2 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair course is mainly practical-based, with training taking place in our £10 million Advanced Technology Centre.

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
02 Sep 2024
Bispham Campus
1 Year

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

Successful completion of this course will provide you with the for further study at Level 3 and above, leading to higher education and our BEng (Hons) Degree in Automotive Engineering and Technology

If further is not in your plans, this course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to seek industry-related employment.

Throughout your time on the course you will receive regular career and progression advice from our team of highly qualified tutors who have many years’ experience working as skilled technicians in the industry.

Job roles that this course can lead to are:

  • Motor Vehicle Mechanic
  • Motor Vehicle Diagnostic Technician
  • Roadside Recovery Technician
  • Motor Vehicle Fast-Fit Technician
  • Motor Vehicle Workshop Manager
  • Vehicle Research and Design Engineer


Key information

Entry Requirements

If you are at least 19 years old, looking for a career in the automotive industry, or have a keen interest in learning the skills of this rewarding trade, this one year course is ideal for you.

Mandatory requirements:

  • You must be aged at least 19 before the course starts in September
  • You must be able to attend one and a half days per/week

Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343.

Qualification obtained

Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (VRQ)

Fees and funding

Read our tuition fees guide.

Extra costs and equipment

You will need to provide your own safety boots and overalls / boiler suit for practical activities. A typical pair of safety boots should cost no more than £12 and a pair of overalls £15. All other protective equipment will be provided by us.

All tools and equipment are provided for practical sessions and access to computers and all software required for the course is available within the College facilities.

You will be expected to provide your own pen, pencil, basic drawing equipment and a note pad.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: IMI

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

While industry placement is not mandatory, we have a comprehensive list of local employers who have provided opportunities for our adult student to gain valuable industry experience.

There are no planned mandatory field trips.

How will I learn?

Whilst working towards your Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair qualification you will learn the knowledge and skills required to carry out a range of common vehicle repair and maintenance techniques.

Modules you will cover include…

  • Health and Safety in a Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Workshop
  • Automotive Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices
  • Routine Vehicle Maintenance (Servicing)
  • Automotive Engines and Related Components
  • Vehicle Cooling and Lubrication Systems
  • Vehicle Fuel, Ignition and Exhaust Systems
  • Vehicle Electrical Systems
  • Vehicle Braking, Suspension and Steering Systems
  • Vehicle Transmission Systems

You will learn how to identify the different parts that make up the vehicle systems, how they work and how to remove and replace them as a qualified technician working in the industry would.

You will be taught by tutors who have a wealth of industry experience and a passion for passing on their skills and experiences. Your tutors will get to know how you learn best and tailor their teaching methods to your needs.

There are opportunities for you to discuss your progress with your Progress Tutor and you will be allocated a team manager to support you through every aspect of your learning and development.

The environment is supportive and includes regular target setting and reviews.

Expert tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver.

The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in two different ways:

  • Practical skills assessments in the workshop (50%)
  • Online multiple-choice tests (50%)