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Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship Level 2 at Hugh Baird College

Course description

Apprenticeships are very popular programmes designed by employers that provide paid work-experience, training and qualifications to people aged 16 and above.

An Apprenticeship framework comprises:

  • A work-based qualification (QCF), assessed in the workplace, demonstrating practical skills linked to the job
  • A technical certificate, achieved at College, showing the theoretical knowledge relevant to the job and other qualifications valued by employers such as:
  • Functional skills, which show competency in English, maths or I.C.T applied to the workplace
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS); they include creative thinking, independent enquiry, reflective learner, effective participator, self management and team working.


Course content

The level 2 Light Vehicle Automotive Maintenance and Repair QCF (vocational element) qualification consists of 15 mandatory units and either 1 or 2 optional units.
In the workplace, candidates must complete a work-related qualification based the following units:
  • Health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Support for job roles in the automotive work environment
  • Materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices in the automotive environment
  • Routine light vehicle maintenance
  • Light vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components
  • Light vehicle electrical units and components
  • Light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Knowledge of inspecting light vehicles using prescribed methods
  • Diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle engine faults
  • Light vehicle transmission and driveline units and components
  • Light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components
  • What does an apprenticeship involve?
A commitment from you, to meet deadlines and a commitment from your employer, to support your development and learning.
Regular meetings with your assessor and tutors who will guide you through the qualification and advise/guide you on developing your skills/ competence in the workplace.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 or over. They must be employed in the motor vehicle industry for a minimum of 30 hours a week (including work and College).

Ideally applicants should have GCSEs at grade C or above including maths, English, ICT. All applicants will be individually interviewed and assessed.

Financial information

Please contact the Business Development Team for further details:

  • Tel: 0800 046 7720
  • Email:

Some courses are fully or partially funded, depending upon individual circumstances.

Future opportunities

After you have successfully completed this course you can progress onto Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2016
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    • By train

      The Merseyrail Bootle Oriel Road station is only a two minute walk from the College campus. This station is on the Northern Line and offers easy access to the College from Liverpool, Crosby, Formby, Southport and other areas.

      By car

      Satellite navigation systems (Satnav) – please enter our postcode L20 7EW.

      The closest motorway junctions are the M58 1a/ M57 Junction 7 – 3.7 miles (6km). Then follow the A59 towards Liverpool for approximately ten minutes, turning right onto the A5058 at the first roundabout, which leads onto Balliol Road.

      By bus

      Students can also travel to College on regular bus services from Southport, Formby, Crosby, Old Roan, Maghull, Litherland, Netherton, Litherland, Queens Drive and Liverpool City Centre. 

      • From Southport: 47, 48, 48a, 300
      • From Formby and Southport: 47, 48, 48a
      • From Crosby: 47, 48, 48a, 54, 62, 62a, 62b
      • From Old Roan and Maghull: 55, 300
      • From Litherland: 53, 53a, 55, 59
      • From Netherton: 52, 52a, 58, 59
      • From Queens Drive: 60, 81
      • From Liverpool City Centre: 47, 48, 52, 52a, 53, 53a, 54, 55, 55d, 155, 300