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Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles Diploma Level 2 at PETROC

Course description

If you have already completed your Level 1 Diploma in Maintenance and Repair, this study programme is your natural progression to take your skills and knowledge to the next level.

Course content

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'll 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'll learn all about the systems associated with vehicle maintenance and repair, including engine mechanics, engine fuel and ignition systems, chassis systems, transmission and electrical systems.

Entry requirements

A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or above, or equivalent. We would expect you to have completed the Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance; we┬┐ll assess your existing knowledge and experience at interview.


The course is assessed by online tests, written assessments and practical workshop assessments. These are designed to assess the knowledge and skill gained by the candidate, and are carried out throughout the academic year.

Financial information

Q. Are there any additional costs?
A. 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. 

There may also be the opportunity to participate in a number of trips during the year that may incur an additional cost.

Financial support may be available for any additional cost. Please enquire.

Future opportunities

When you have completed this programme you can 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.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact PETROC directly.

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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