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Light Vehicle Service and Repair Level 2 IMI Diploma at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Light vehicle servicing
  • Remove and refit camshaft
  • Cooling systems
  • Air supply and exhaust
  • Lighting
  • Wiper mechanisms
  • Battery charging
  • Engine starting
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Health and safety

Course content

If you want to work in the motor vehicle industry as a vehicle service and repair technician this course will teach you skills to enable you to work in a fast-fit centre. You will develop skills in the specialist areas of basic vehicle diagnostics, light vehicle servicing and repair, and complex mechanical repairs, and will put your learning into practice in a realistic working environment in our modern industry-standard motor vehicle workshop.

On completion of the course you will be able to apply for a job at a fast-fit centre, pursue and apprenticeship in the industry or progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair or another motor vehicle- related qualification.

We have a modern, well-equipped motor vehicle workshop where you will get the chance to use your practical skills by working on a range of different vehicles in a realistic working environment under the supervision of industry-qualified tutors.

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of additional activities to enhance your learning such as industry visits, hearing from inspirational speakers, taking part in fundraising events and showcasing your talents in competitions such as the prestigious WorldSkills UK competition.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Four or more GCSESs at Grade E or above, OR
  • Level 1 motor vehicle qualification OR
  • Suitable industry experience
  • An interview at the college and complete an assessment to determine your level of knowledge

Assessment

Throughout the course you will be assessed through observation of practical tasks, written assessments, assignments, research and on-line tests.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the qualification will enable you to:

  • Get a job as a vehicle service and repair technician in a fast-fit centre
  • Pursue an apprenticeship in the motor vehicle industry
  • Progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.