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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 Diploma at Bedford College

Course description

This qualification is a one year course which combines classroom based knowledge with practical tasks and modules suited to the needs of the motor industry thus allowing the student to comprehend vital elements of motor vehicle technology.

Course content

During the course you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Carrying out routine vehicle maintenance with inclusion of MOT specifications
  • Engines, including lubrication systems, cooling systems and engine management systems
  • Electrics, including charging, starting and regulatory systems.
  • Chassis units including ABS, ESP, advanced suspension and steering systems
  • Transmission including clutches, manual and automatic gearboxes, final drive units and differentials.
  • Basic Engineering which complies with industry needs and standards
  • Maths & English GCSEs/Functional Skills


There will be opportunities to embark on work experience and industry related trips which enrich the course and give you knowledge of the industry.

Mandatory units:

  • Contributing to workplace good housekeeping
  • Health and safety
  • Positive working relationships
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle engine units and components
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components.
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle transmission units and components  


Optional unit:

  • Conducting pre and post-work vehicle inspections.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are:

  • Completion of Level 1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • BKSB Assessment
  • Successful interview


Theory: Every unit is assessed via a coursework based phase test and an online multiple choice assessment.

Practical: Every unit is assessed by observations combined with questions and task sheets.

Financial information

This course could be free! You will be eligible if you are aged 19-24 on the 31st August of the year you are starting your course and are actively seeking employment and in receipt of a means tested benefit (such as job seekers, housing benefit, council tax benefit). Please note you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

Future opportunities

Students can progress onto a Level 3 course. This Level 2 qualification also prepares technicians for ATA Assessment at Service Maintenance Technician level.

Further information

To take part in this course there will be an additional fee of approximately £24 for required clothing/uniform, and £40 for any trips/visits. If you are aged 16-18, tuition fees, exam fees and College membership are free.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 February 2016
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