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Vehicle Technology Level 2 Diploma at Somerset College

Course description

This course will provide you with a sound understanding of vehicle technology and practices, supported by extensive practical work in a realistic working environment.

Course content

You will cover all aspects of vehicle servicing and repair plus the following units:

  • Vehicle practical work towards Apprenticeship framework requirements
  • Electrical and electronic principles
  • Vehicle technology

The work is based on practical activities that build into a portfolio of evidence, which will support entry on to an Apprenticeship or further study.

Entry requirements

  • College interview and initial assessment.
  • Candidates should be at least 16, have a good standard of general education to GCSE level with pass grades of D or above in English, Mathematics and Science, or a Level 1 qualification or demonstrate to the College on interview that you can cope with the course demands.


The work is based on practical and theoretical content. With the assistance of your lecturers you will be expected to complete a personal portfolio made up of practical job cards, which will be assessed. You will be made aware of your progress throughout the course with regular, obtainable short-term targets.


Future opportunities

Alternatively you could opt to progress on to our Level 3 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Repair and Technology, study for the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) qualifications or find work as an Apprentice.

You could progress into employment as a trainee motor vehicle technician in light or heavy vehicle repair and maintenance, a trainee vehicle body repairer and/or vehicle refinisher or a fast-fit technician.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

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