Do you want to train for an exciting job in motorsport? This City & Guilds level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance course at City College Plymouth offers a great progression route from level 1 motorsport. This motorsport course leads to a nationally recognised qualification that will enhance your employment prospects in the motorsport industry. It covers the technical needs of today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including the diagnosis of non-complex system faults. It provides essential knowledge for service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots.
This course involves studying both the theory and practical aspects of the following:
- health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
- support for job roles in the automotive environment
- materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
- plan, prepare, carry out and report on routine light vehicle maintenance
- remove and replace light vehicle engine mechanical and lubrication systems, heating and cooling systems, electrical units and components and chassis units and components
- knowledge of removing and replacing light vehicle transmission and driveline units and components.
Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:
- the qualification you are studying
- English and maths
- work experience
- personal skills development activities.
In our experience in order to be successful on this level of course you will need one of the following:
- four GCSEs at grades 3-1 (D-F) (including grade 3 (D) in English, maths and science, or a level 1 diploma at merit grade)
- a BTEC foundation diploma in a related subject
- an NVQ level 1/technical certificate in a related subject
- equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.
You will be assessed through a variety of practical tasks and assessments, and online and paper exams.
On successful completion you may progress to:
- the level 3 Motortech qualification or any other level 3 engineering course at the College
- an advanced Apprenticeship in light vehicle repair
- employment in the industry as, for example, a trainee technician.
If you do go into employment you could complete the NVQ element of this diploma, adding value to your qualification.
Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.