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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (VRQ) - Level 2 Diploma at Middlesbrough College

Course description

The course covers the whole range of motor vehicle engineering skills from routine maintenance to advanced repair techniques. It is based on the Technical Certificate requirement of a Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship and also covers the underpinning knowledge for the VCQ (Vocational Competence Qualification).

Course content

Mandatory vocational units: • Knowledge of Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment. • Knowledge of Support for Job Roles in the Automotive Environment • Knowledge of Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Environment Mandatory Specialist vocational units: • Knowledge of Routine Light Vehicle Maintenance • Knowledge of Light Vehicle Engine Mechanical, Lubrication and Cooling System Units and Components • Knowledge of Light Vehicle Fuel, Ignition, Air and Exhaust System Units and Components • Knowledge of Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Electrical Units and Components • Knowledge of Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Chassis Units and Components • Knowledge of Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Transmission and Driveline Units and Components As part of your learning programme you will also attend the following session: Maths (Exempt if you have a minimum of GCSE grade C in Maths) English (Exempt if you have a minimum of GCSE grade C in English Language) Study Skills 1:1 Tutorials Enrichment activities

Entry requirements

Level 1 Diploma or level 2 Vehicle fitting 19+ new learners require 4 GCSE’s with a minimum grade of E including Maths, English Language and Science. "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


You will be assessed through written assignments. There will also be computer-based multi choice exams and written tests during the year to cover the units studied. You will also be required to build a portfolio of evidence from workshop practical activities carried out in College.

Future opportunities

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for University we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance. Following completion of the first year, students have the option to progress to a Level 3 course in Motor Vehicle Maintenance. To enter the Motor Vehicle Trade a level 2 qualification is generally considered to be the minimum level acceptable to find employment within the automotive sector. Many of the students who successfully complete this course take up employment in the automotive industry, continue with their studies on a part time basis and work towards an NVQ and completion of an Advanced Apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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