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Motor Vehicle Repair & Maintenance (Light Vehicle) IMI Level 2 Diploma at Macclesfield College

Course description

This intermediate technical qualification covers the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including diagnosis of straightforward system faults. It builds on the underpinning knowledge of Level 1 and prepares you to offer excellent skills for the workplace and the knowledge needed to progress to the Advanced Level 3 course. Practical sessions will take place at the Macclesfield College Motor Vehicle Centre which is a specialist facility commissioned to provide a modern and industry standard training environment.

Course content

During this course you will focus on a full range of units including but not limited to intermediate engine technology, chassis technology and routine maintenance. You will study the following elements in a practical fashion with theory to support your learning:

  • Engine strip and rebuild
  • Suspension, steering and brake systems
  • Intermediate auxiliary electrical work
  • Comfort and convenience systems
  • Medium range fault finding and diagnostic skills

Alongside your main programme of study you will also study either GCSE or Functional Skills in English and Maths if you have not achieved a GCSE grade C or above. If you have achieved a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths, you will engage in extending these skills through a Directed Study Programme.

Entry requirements

For this course you need to have achieved one of the following:

  • IMI Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair 
  • Applications from students without the traditional entry requirements but with relevant experience will also be considered

On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further. 


You will be practically assessed on each component of the course to ensure your competency. An online test on each unit will be taken at the end of the course. 

GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination and portfolio work.

Future opportunities

On successful achievement of this course you may wish to:

  • Gain employment as a Light Vehicle Maintenance Technician
  • Gain employment as a Light Vehicle Diagnostic Technician
  • Gain employment as a Race Technician
  • Apply to study at a Higher Level Training

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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