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Vehicle Technology Diploma at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

Our Level 2 course is for those developing their skills after achieving the Level 1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle. You will learn about light vehicle repair and maintenance such as servicing, transmission, electrics, engines and vehicle components.

Course content

During the course you will study the following areas both theoretically and practically:

Some of the units include:

- Health & Safety
- Chassis Components
- Engines and Components
- Transmission
- Vehicle Electrics
- Vehicle Servicing
- Stripping and Rebuilding Motor Vehicle Engines.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a relevant Level 1 Diploma in an Engineering programme.

A minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade D/3 or above including English and Maths.

A suitable reference and a successful interview.


You will be assessed through written and practical assignments. There are no exams on this programme.

Future opportunities

This qualification is accepted by the repair industry as the basic mechanic qualification and would be acceptable to gain employment.

If you are successful on this course you will be able to continue studying towards Level 3 in Motor Vehicle.

Further information

You will need to provide your own boots and overalls and all necessary equipment for taking notes.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 11 November 2016
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    • Woodlands Campus

      An £8.5 million expansion of our Woodlands Campus now incorporates a new state of the art specialist centre for multi-craft, bricklaying, painting and decorating, plastering, carpentry and an expanded motor vehicle training facility. A new sports pitch also enhances the existing sports facilities.

      The new Engineering and Construction facility houses twelve new workshops; six for construction and six for motor vehicle. The rooms accommodate an MOT/motor sport workshop; an engine workshop and further rooms for decorating, plastering and brickwork.

      Woodlands has purpose-built engineering workshops as well as commercial-standard hair and beauty salons. Our IT facilities, learning resource centres and library are also first-rate.

      We also offer a selection of higher education courses at our Woodlands Campus so you can continue your studies with us.

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      The main bus terminal in north Solihull is located in Chelmsley Wood centre. The number 94, 676, 694, 71, 966 and 966A stop at the main terminal with the number 94 stopping on Auckland Drive. The nearest train stations are Marston Green or Water Orton station both located approximately 20 minutes away.

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      The College has free car parking facilities on-site.