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Light Vehicle Maintenance

Course Code: VMR2

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

About the course

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.

What you'll learn

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.


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.

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 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

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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