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Motor Vehicle:Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 2 at Suffolk New College

Course description

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate and build on your skills in our state of the art, industry standard workshops. You can visit motor shows and exhibitions, while also having the opportunity to test your skills in the World Skills competitions and to exhibit your work at local shows. The study programme will also develop personal, social and employability skills, which includes opportunities to work on community projects and to explore the various career pathways within the automotive industry and various visits and talks from local employers, who will tell you what you need to get a job in the industry.

All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or maths or both will need to study an English or/and maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.

Course content

This qualification covers the demands of today’s motor vehicle maintenance repair industry. It provides the essential skills and knowledge for service technicians working on vehicles in garages and dealerships. You study both theory and practical aspects of the subject through completion of specialist units such as, Job Roles in the Automotive Environment, and Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Environment. You will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety. Practical activities are completed in fully resourced workshops led by highly competent and qualified staff. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.


Entry requirements

A profile of GCSEs at grade D or grade 3, (or their equivalent).

Financial information

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017. For all students aged 19+ please visit our website Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.

Additional Costs

Trips and visits, safety boots, overalls, tool set and textbook Principles of Light Vehicle Maintenance (Level 2) (ISBN 978043548167)  

Future opportunities


98% of students who completed this programme have progressed onto the next level of study or have gone into employment

On completion of this qualification, students will be competent to work as a Light Vehicle Service Technician; following further training and development, students can progress to a range of jobs at Level 2 and 3 such as a Light Vehicle Diagnostic Technician, Service Adviser, Service Receptionist or Maintenance Controller.


Further information

How Do I Apply

Come along to one of our open events and apply there, or online at

Support For You

Student support contact or 01473 382 738 or email



How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Suffolk New College directly.

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: EVC92F0
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