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Motor Vehicle Service & Repair Level 2 VRQ at Reading College

Course description

This course is for anyone who already has a Level 1 qualification in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and wishes to continue studying without doing an apprenticeship. 

You will complete three units: 

  • routine maintenance (servicing)
  • removing and replacing engine components
  • removing and replacing electrical units 

This course could lead to an apprenticeship as employers sometimes contact us looking to recruit an apprentice.

You will complete a City & Guilds Level 2 VRQ in Vehicle Service and Repair

Entry requirements

Successful completion of Level 1 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and Functional Skills in ICT, Comms and AON at Level 1.


You will be assessed at work as competent in the following activities: 

  • remove and replace an engine mechanical component 
  • remove and replace steering system components 
  • remove and replace braking system components 
  • full service 
  • pre- and post-work check 
  • remove and replace components from two of the following systems: cooling, air/exhaust, fuel/ignition, engine electrical, lubrication. 
  • remove and replace components from two of the following systems: lighting, wipers, security/alarms, comfort and convenience, audio systems, communication, electrical windows, instrumentation.

Future opportunities

Your progression would be onto an advanced apprenticeship in the motor trade.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.