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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Course Code: VMPT1
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Tuesdays, 9.00am - 5.00pm

What's it all about?

Are you a mechanic with no formal qualifications, or would you like to train for a job as a mechanic or vehicle repair technician? The level 2 City & Guilds Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair at City College Plymouth could be the right choice for you.

It’s a fast-moving course with attendees covering the same amount of content as our full-time students but spending just one day a week on campus, which is why considerable experience working with cars is required for entry.

Course information

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

  • knowledge of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • skills in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • knowledge of support for job roles in the automotive work environment
  • skills in supporting job roles in the automotive work environment
  • knowledge of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
  • skills in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
  • knowledge of light vehicle engine, mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components
  • knowledge of light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components
  • knowledge of removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
  • skills in removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
  • knowledge of removing and replacing light vehicle chasiss units and components
  • skills in removing and replacing light vehicle chasiss units and components
  • knowledge of inspecting light vehicles using prescribed methods
  • skills in inspecting light vehicles using prescribed methods
  • skills in removing and replacing light vehicle driveline units and components
  • knowledge of routine light vehicle maintenance
  • skills in routine light vehicle maintenance.

In our experience in order to be successful on this level of course you will need the following:

  • previous experience of working in a garage for approximately five years or more.
Those who do not hold a relevant qualification but have significant industry experience are still encouraged to apply and will be invited to share their level of skill at interview.

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

On successful completion you may progress to:

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Elected Officers and Representatives

£142,360.02

Potential salary

£14,376.99

Entry level salary

£60,151.29

Average salary

2

Annual openings in Plymouth

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