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Vehicle Inspection Principles Level 2 Diploma at Buxton & Leek College

Course description

The course offers a comprehensive grounding in theoretical and practical aspects of motor vehicle repair. This includes aspects of customer care and health and safety as well as the vocational aspects related to engines, electrical units, tyres, suspension, steering and braking systems. 50% of learning outcomes and assessments are workshop based activities.
The course is normally run as a follow on from Motor Vehicle - Service and Repair Level 1, although entry is permitted if prior knowledge or qualifications can be shown. All learning outcomes are assessed on real jobs after the skills element has been assessed.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at grade E or above in maths, English and science. Vocational qualifications will be considered on their own merit. You will be required to successfully pass an interview showing enthusiasm and commitment towards this course. Individual cases outside of this criteria will be considered on their own merits.


A portfolio of practical and theory based exercises will be produced. In addition, there are externally set online tests to complete.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Buxton & Leek College directly.

Last updated date: 24 February 2016
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