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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 Diploma at West Lancashire College

Course description

This is an exciting course which helps provide students with a firm foundation of practical skills alongside the relevant technical knowledge of motor vehicles to enable them to progress in the industry. Learners benefit from learning in our industry standard workshops complete with up to date vehicles including Hybrid vehicles and the latest Snap On tools diagnostic equipment.

This course is for school leavers and adults interested in motor vehicle servicing and repair.

Successful students tend to have:
• an excellent working knowledge of motor vehicles and possible faults 
• good communication skills 
• an interest in up to date vehicle technology 
• willingness to learn on the job and pay attention to their manager 
• to be interested in cars, heavy vehicles or motorcycles, and electronic equipment

Course content

This course consists of eight core units plus one other unit:

> Contribute to Workplace Good Housekeeping 
> Ensure Your Own Actions Reduce Risks to Health and Safety 
> Maintain Positive Working Relationships
> Carry Out Routine Vehicle Maintenance 
> Knowledge of tools and their uses
> Remove and Replace Light Vehicle Engine Units and Components 
> Remove and Replace Light Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Units and Components 
> Remove and Replace Light Vehicle Chassis Units and Components
> Remove and Replace Light Vehicle Transmission Units and Components

All learners will be partaking in various trips whilst studying the course, these normally include a Go Karting trip. 

The knowledge and experience of guest speakers is also shared with the learners. These include guest speakers from the Pipewerx, D1 Ultimate driving experience, AA, VOSA, Lancashire Fire Service, along with tool and product demonstrations from Snap-On tools and other suppliers.

Learners will undertake a period of work experience appropriate to your course as part of the programme of study.

Maths and English will be part of your programme of study and you will study qualifications in Maths and English, appropriate to your level of ability, alongside your chosen course.

Entry requirements

Returning students must have a Level 1 qualification or experience in the Motor Vehicle trade. 

Candidates will be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and we will be looking for an appropriate standard of English and maths. We are interested in your enthusiasm and commitment to succeed.


Students will be assessed by doing practical jobs on cars and completing a logbook of work plus successful completion of e-examinations.

Future opportunities

Successful students will be able to progress onto Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (VRQ).

This course can allow students to become trainees in the Motor Vehicle Industry in a wide range of job roles.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Lancashire College directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2016
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