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Automotive Maintenance and Repair Level 2 at Wiltshire College

Course description

The motor vehicle aspects of this course will be taught in the college's workshops and technical classrooms.

The course runs in college for 2-3 days per week.

This course is for those students who either have successfully completed the Diploma in Automotive Maintenance and Repair Level 1 course or those who have the required GCSE grades. All students following this course will need to also take a Maths and English course unless they have a GCSE at Grade C or above.

Course content

This course will provide students with the underpinning knowledge and skills required to work in the motor trade.


The course consists of eight units:

  • Health and Safety
  • Working with others
  • Materials and Fabrication
  • Routine Servicing
  • Remove and Refit engine components
  • Remove and Refit chassis components
  • Remove and Refit electrical components
  • Remove and Refit transmission components

Optional units

Students that complete all the mandatory qualification outlined above may have the choice to complete extra units

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language and Maths 

or City and Guilds Certificate in Automotive Maintenance and Repair Level 1


Students on this course will sit a total of six City and Guilds GOLA 'Online' examinations and take vehicle and workshop based assessments. Function skills are assessed by examination.

Students progressing form the Certificate in Automotive Maintenance and Repair will carry forward units gained on that course, these will be accredited towards the full Diploma course.

During the first term, the practical work carries out will be of a training nature. In the second and third terms the practical work will be formally assessed as the tutor checks the practical work in order to ensure that the task has been performed correctly.

There could be the need to do small amounts of work at home and revision before an examination.

Final Qualification: City & Guilds 4290 Diploma in Automotive Maintenance and Repair Level 2

Future opportunities

Educational Progression

Students who have completed the Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair can apply to follow the BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 with a view to studying at a Higher Education level.

Employment opportunities

After successful completion of the course, students will have a real opportunity to move into the motor trade as an apprentice.

This qualification is identical to the qualification gained on an apprenticeship and will allow students to make this move should they be successful in gaining a place in a garage.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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