Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair - Level 2 - Full-time (Mid Devon)
Mid Devon Campus
If you have already completed an IMI Level 1 Certificate or Diploma in Maintenance and Repair, the Level 2 study programme is the natural progression to take your skills and knowledge to the next level.
This Level 2 qualification is designed to widen and improve your opportunities as you progress towards a job in the Automotive Industry. On the programme, you will develop both your manual skills and your knowledge and understanding of vehicles.
Petroc is an IMI accredited centre. The IMI (Institute for the Motor Industry) sets the highest standard in qualifications, accreditation and membership for those working within the motor industry. If not done so already you should apply to the IMI to become a member. Widen and improve your opportunities as you progress towards a job in the industry.
Throughout the course, you will continually develop the knowledge and ability that 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.
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
The course is assessed by online tests, written knowledge assignments and practical workshop assessments. These are designed to assess the knowledge and skills gained by you the candidate, and are carried out throughout the academic year.
Each module 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.
Four D's at GCSE to include English & Maths
You will be required to have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, or equivalent. We would expect you to have completed the Level 1 Certificate or Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance, or have significant prior knowledge and experience in motor vehicle technology;
We will assess your existing knowledge and experience at interview.
After successful completion of this course you can apply to progress to the Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 3. You will need this qualification if you want to become an MOT Tester in the future.
You could also progress to an apprenticeship programme in the motor industry. Once you are employed, you will be encouraged to complete further qualifications as you need them.
This course is run at the Mid Devon Campus, which incorporates an advanced vehicle workshop environment that replicates a modern vehicle repair centre.
You will be required to bring personal protective equipment (PPE boots and overalls), stationery and Level 2 technical workbook ISBN 978-1-4080-5749-0. Details are forwarded to all candidates prior to the start of the course.
There will be an additional payable fee prior to starting the course of £50 which contributes to materials used.
PPE e.g. coveralls and steel-toe capped safety boots.
There may also be the opportunity to participate in a number of trips during the year that will incur an additional cost.
Petroc is working toward a paperless carbon footprint however, there is a facility for you to print documents at additional cost available
Financial support may be available for any additional cost. Please enquire with our Advice & Guidance Centre on 01884 235330.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01884 235245 for more information.
Q: Is Personal Protective Equipment needed?
A: Yes for health and safety reasons, appropriate coveralls and steel-toe capped safety boots are necessary.
Q: Are there any external trips on this course?
A: There may be the opportunity to participate in a number of trips Throughout the year to the NEC Birmingham, or the Haynes museum in Yeovil that will incur an additional cost. Students have also attended an ERASMUS PLUS ten day work experience residential trip to Barcelona Spain. (This subject to placements and valid passport criteria)
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 on 01884 235330