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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma Fast-Track at South Downs College

Course description

This course is a 1 year fast track course designed for students who have successfully completed a Level 1 Diploma in Automotive Studies to the required standard or for school leavers who are planning for an apprenticeship and career in the Automotive Service and Repair Industry.

The course is taught with a mixture of practical workshop sessions and automotive technology theory sessions in the classroom.

During lessons in the classroom we will be using an up to date VLE which you can access from home for revision. In the workshop we have a wide range of vehicles to enhance your opportunities of gaining employment.

You will attend work placement, which can help you gain employment and can lead to a full time apprenticeship when you have successfully completed your course.

Course content

During a typical week you will spend time in the workshop and study underpinning knowledge in the classroom. You will cover a wide variety of subjects including:

  • Health and Safety and Good Housekeeping
  • Support for job roles
  • Materials , fabrication, tools and measuring devices in the automotive environment
  • Routine light vehicle maintenance
  • Light vehicle mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units
  • Light vehicle electrical units
  • Light vehicle chassis units
  • Light vehicle transmissions
  • Inspection of light vehicles

During your year you will be given the opportunity to attend Go-Karting or a Safe Driving Course. You will also have the opportunity to gain a Halfords discount trade card with guest speakers from the automotive industry.

You will be expected to study English and Maths GCSE up to grade C  (dependent on your GCSE grades) .


Entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade D or above including English Language and Mathematics.


A combination of continuous assessment, on-line tests and the completion of an awarding body candidate portfolio.

Computer based examinations are completed on-line with City & Guilds. Additional support is available to all students, if required.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of Level 2 you may progress to Level 3 (subject to grade achieved) or you may seek employment in a local garage and continue your education on a day release basis.

Alternatively you could also develop your skills in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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