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Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair at Bournville College

Course description

This is a level 2 qualification designed to provide a standardised approach for the delivery and assessment of the knowledge and skills requirements. It also provides the knowledge requirements for its related VCQ and forms the knowledge component of the IMI SSC Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship framework (for Light Vehicle).
This VRQ offers an ideal step to the Vocational Competence Qualification (VCQ) for those who are employed, and wish to continue with their studies, as the knowledge at Level 2 meets that of the related VCQ. Achievers of this VRQ can use it as credit against the knowledge required for the corresponding VCQ.
This qualification also forms the knowledge component (technical certificate) of the IMI SSC Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship framework (for the Light Vehicle). When an apprentice has achieved a Level 2 Apprenticeship, they can then choose to broaden their education and training in other ways from this firm base.

Course content

Some of the subjects you will study include:
Tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems fault diagnosis and routine maintenance: tyre wear patterns that indicate faults in other systems, types and routine maintenance for wheel bearings, faults on braking and suspension systems, operating principles and routine maintenance for power steering systems
Engine fault diagnosis and routine maintenance: faults for spark ignition and diesel engines, mechanical, cooling and internal heating and air filtration systems, adjustment methods for fuel injected and carburettor systems, diesel injection systems, operation and common faults for electronic and conventional ignition systems
Transmission fault diagnosis and routine maintenance: common faults in final drives and drive shaft systems, operating principles and routine maintenance for automatic and manual transmission and clutch systems
Electrical and electronic systems fault diagnosis and routine maintenance: common faults and testing methods for battery charging, starting and auxiliary systems
Where possible work experience opportunities will be arranged and you will have the opportunity to work on a group project.

Entry requirements

You will need 3 GCSEs at grades C and above including Maths and English or successful completion of IMI Level 1 with Functional Skills in English and Maths and a personal and social development qualification.


Through coursework, practical assessments and online tests.

Future opportunities

An Apprenticeship or progress onto a full-time Level 3 Diploma (Car)

Further information

If you are interested in studying this course please contact the Advice Zone on 0121 477 1300

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 August 2016
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