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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 2 Diploma at New College Durham

Course description

This programme is aimed at young people or unemployed adults who wish to study a motor vehicle programme. The programme will give you the technical and practical knowledge, which is required to effectively diagnose and repair light vehicles in the automotive sector.

The motor vehicle study programme is delivered on a full-time basis, preparing students for employment. All students are encouraged to find employment within the motor vehicle industry and gain valuable employability skills. All learners will take part in customer related activities, to gain knowledge and understanding of job roles in the automotive industry.

Course content

Level 2 Course Content;

  • Light Vehicle Engine and Fuel Systems
  • Braking, Steering, Suspension Systems, Wheels and Tyres
  • Transmission Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Systems
  • Non Complex Fault Diagnosis on Engine, Chassis and Electrical Systems
  • Remove and Refit Components
  • Vehicle Maintenance

The course is assessed by a range of methods that include; On-line exams, practical assessments, assignments, progress assessments and coursework.

You will keep a portfolio of evidence in relation to your observed workshop assessments.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade D or above is essential as a good level of Maths and English is advantageous. 

As part of the admissions procedure you will be interviewed by a member of the curriculum team and undertake initial assessments in Maths and English (BKSB Level 1 and above is required) and carry out Industry Specific tests.

A level 1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and the optional 4290-154 or an equivalent in engineering will be considered at the tutor’s discretion.

For learners that do not achieve the entry requirement but show good aptitude, a level 2 certificate course is available that will lead to a level 2 Diploma.

Future opportunities

You can progress onto an Apprenticeship programme or alternatively onto a Level 3 full-time Motor Vehicle qualification.

Related careers
Vehicle technician, mechanic or electrician Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.
Vehicle body builder or repairer Job holders in this unit group construct and repair the bodies of road vehicles, and fit interior and exterior fittings to vehicle bodies.
Vehicle paint technician Vehicle paint technicians use spray equipment to apply paint, cellulose and other protective or decorative materials to the bodywork of motor vehicles.
Assembler (vehicles or metal goods) Jobholders in this unit group undertake the routine assembly of vehicles and other metal goods or components such as frames, axles, wire brushes and wheels.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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