Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles - Level 2 - Full-time (North Devon)
North Devon Campus
If you have already completed your Level 1 Certificate in Transport Maintenance, this study programme is your natural progression to take your skills and knowledge to the next level.
Widen and improve your opportunities as you progress towards a job in the industry.
This Level 2 qualification is designed to widen and improve your opportunities as you progress towards a job in the industry. On the programme, you will develop both your manual skills and your knowledge and understanding of vehicles.
Over the course of a year, you will constantly develop the knowledge and skills you will need to be a skilful light vehicle technician. You will learn all about the systems associated with vehicle maintenance and repair, including engine mechanics, fuel and ignition systems, chassis systems, transmission and electrical systems.
You can progress to the Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 3 after successful completion of this course.
Course units will include:
- Health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
- Support for job roles in the automotive work environment
- Materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
- Routine light vehicle maintenance
- Light vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components
- Light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and component
- Removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
- Removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
- Removing and replacing light vehicle transmission and driveline units and components
This course is assessed by both online tests and practical assessments. Each unit will have a number of practical skills tasks, which need to be recorded by the candidate in an electronic portfolio. Knowledge is assessed by mandatory online tests, which have either a 'pass' or 'fail' mark.
All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent or above, to preferably include GCSE Maths and English at grade 3 or above.
Entrants who do not have a GCSE grade 4 in Maths and/or English will continue studying these subjects.
At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 2 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills before progressing to your next course.
We would expect you to have completed a Level 1 transport maintenance qualification, or have significant prior knowledge and experience in motor vehicle technology; we will assess your existing knowledge and experience at interview.
When you have successfully completed this programme, you can progress to a Level 3 apprenticeship in the motor industry or the full time Level 3 programme. Once you are employed, you will be encouraged to complete further qualifications as you need them.
This course is run at the North Devon Campus, which incorporates a fantastic vehicle workshop environment that replicates a modern vehicle repair centre.
Equipment includes personal protective equipment (PPE boots and overalls), stationary and Level 2 technical workbook. Details are forwarded to all candidates prior to the start of the course.
There will be an additional fee of £20 which will cover materials.
For hygiene reasons we suggest you invest in a personal set of appropriate coveralls and steel-toe capped safety boots. Additional personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided by Petroc.
Any trips may incur an additional cost.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.
Q: Are there any external trips on this course?
A: There may be the opportunity to participate in a number of trips during the year that may incur an additional cost. In the past, students have attended the 'Auto Sports International Show' and a trip to Barcelona.
Q: Is there any financial support available to me?
A: Financial support may be available for any additional cost. Please enquire within the Advice & Guidance Centre.