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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence

Course Code: LVMR2

Level: 2
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: IMI
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: 3 months
When you'll study: Various times and days

About the course

Do you have experience of working in vehicle maintenance and repair but don’t have the qualifications to prove it? Study at City College one day a week and remove any possible hold-ups to your career.

A fast-paced course designed to allow you to study alongside employment whilst covering the same amount of content as a full-time student.


What you'll learn

Through this course, you will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of all of the theory associated with your already developed practical experience. Your practical experience will also be tested in the form of set tasks to complete.

You will cover:

  • engines and systems
  • chassis
  • electrical
  • servicing and inspection
  • transmissions.

This course will also comprise some general units covering health and safety, materials, and working with others.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are assessed on an individual basis. Selection criteria for entry will take into account your existing academic/vocational qualifications and experience, and interest in working in the retail automotive industry. Although not mandatory, it is recommended that you have three GCSEs in maths, English and a science-based subject. Applicants must be in employment in a garage.


The knowledge component of this qualification is independently assessed via online testing. The tests are mapped to each knowledge unit’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria to ensure coverage. These tests are marked electronically by City and Guilds.

What's next?

This qualification could prepare you for progression to further learning and training, or provide a useful recognition of your practical skills and knowledge.On successful completion you may progress to:

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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