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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles - Level 2 Diploma at Yorkshire Coast College

Course description

The Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles is ideal if you want to gain the basic knowledge, experience and qualifications to start your career in the motor vehicle industry.

You'll learn from a variety of modules covering topics such as workshop safety, engine systems, cooling and lubrication, braking systems and wheels and tyres.

This programme is also a great progression route if you have successfully completed the Level 1 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and wish to improve your skills further. 

Course content

The course will include the following units:

  • Workshop safety
  • Engine systems
  • Cooling and lubrication
  • Steering and suspension
  • Braking systems
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Electrical foundation skills

Entry requirements

Completion of a Level 1 Motor Vehicle Technology or Fast Fit Level 2 at credit or higher and Functional Skills English and Maths at Level 1 or 3 GCSEs Grade C or above including Science, Mathematics and English with proven interest in vehicle maintenance and repair.

Future opportunities

After successful competition of the Level 2 Diploma you could progress onto the IMI Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles or you may choose to enter the world of work and continue your studies as an Apprentice.

The possibilities are endless for someone with a Motor Vehicle qualification and a career in this industry could see you as an Automotive Technician, working in a dealership, becoming a Service Manager or even working in Motorsport. 

The local average wage on entry into a career in Motor Vehicle – depending on qualification – is £11,000 - £16,000

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 April 2015
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    • With outstanding facilities you'll find many realistic working environments which will provide you with innovating and inspiring spaces in which to learn.

      Refectory and Square Cat Café

      Our refectory at Lady Edith's Drive is the perfect place to relax and unwind, whether you want a quick snack, a healthy lunch or just to catch up with friends. Breakfast is served every weekday from 8.30am until 11am, after this a huge choice foods are available including a range of premium sandwiches, pizzas, salads, paninis, and jacket potatoes. Our two campuses each have their own refectories. 

      The Square Cat Café at Westwood is a great place to catch-up with friends. We offer hot and cold drinks and snacks. From time-to-time you might even catch a live performance from performing arts students.

      Our Learner Engagement Team also provide other activities across both sites throughout the year.

      Common Room

      The learner common room on Lady Edith's Campus is located on the ground floor and near the LRC. Here you can relax with your friends and play a game or pool and our Learner Engagement team are always on hand to help you or provide information on a range of activities they are organising. 

      Learning Resource Centre

      We have two interactive Learning Resource Centres across Yorkshire Coast College providing lending, reference and information services and offering you the chance to utilise the latest technologies and study aids. Our Learning Centres are also linked to the British Library, meaning no matter what you need, you will always have access to it. 

      ICT, Moodle & Wifi

      Yorkshire Coast College has a great range of academic facilities for both students and staff. Feel free to check books out from our libraries and use our professional printing services amongst our many other facilities at Yorkshire Coast College.

      Computing Services

      Technology and science are rapidly transforming our world, changing the way we do business, the way we learn, the way we communicate, and even the way we entertain ourselves. Yorkshire Coast College can give you everything you need to play your part in the modern world, and have a brilliant career, working at the forefront of technology. 

      Our ICT suites and ultra-modern facilities mean that your training and studies will see you networking computer systems, designing databases, manipulating graphics and images and learning more about hardware principles and user support. Both practical and theoretical study will play a major part in your course giving you a wide range of skills and knowledge, while working with the latest technologies.

      Printing Services

      Our Repro facility offers both students and the general public, first class business stationery, educational printing as well as a host of photographic and print finishing services, including both black and white and full colour prints. 

      Opening times are Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm & Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm For more information call: 01723 356172 

      Sports & Fitness

      Our Lady Edith's Drive offers a Sport & Fitness Suite which will is available to staff, students and community groups.