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Motortech (Vehicle Maintenance and Repair – Light Vehicle)

Course Code: VMR2

Level: 2
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: IMIAL
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

Do you want to train for an exciting job in motorsport? This IMIAL level 2 motortech 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.

What you'll learn

This course involves studying both the theory and practical aspects of the following:

  • carrying out routine vehicle maintenance
  • removing and replacing engine units and components
  • electrical auxiliary units and components
  • chassis units and components.

You will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.The course also includes:

  • NOCN induction award
  • NOCN level one in progression award/certificate
  • one functional skill to level one.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.
Entry requirements

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.
Assessments/Exams

You will be assessed through a variety of practical tasks and assessments, and online and paper exams.

What's next?

On successful completion you may progress to:

If you do go into employment you could complete the NVQ element of this diploma, adding value to your qualification.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

Full-time

Course Code: VMR2

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £999

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 A  or   B(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A  or   B

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.