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Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship Level 2 at West Lancashire College

Course description

Gain a nationally recognised qualification for the work that you do. You will cover the underpinning knowledge required and provide evidence of your competence from your work-based activities.

This level 2 qualification is designed to provide learners with the necessary skill, competence and knowledge required by the Light Vehicle Motor Trade.  Therefore learners (normally aged 16-25) who are keen to build a career in the industry can take this VCQ as part of the Apprenticeship framework.

This is a practical and demanding job, therefore good co-ordination skills are essential), as working conditions may be varied and sometimes difficult.

Course content

Units include -


  • Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment
  • Job Roles in the Automotive Environment
  • Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Environment
  • Routine Light Vehicle Maintenance
  • Engine Mechanical, Lubrication and Cooling System Units and Components
  • Fuel, Ignition, Air and Exhaust System Units and Component
  • Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Electrical Units and Components
  • Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Transmission and Driveline Units and Components

Entry requirements

Candidates must be working for a minimum of 16 hours per week in the industry, have the support of the employer and be capable of achieving Functional Skills at the required level.


This is delivered through day release at the West Lancashire Construction Academy

  • Communication
  • Application of Number
  • Information Technology

Assessment and delivery will be undertaken in the workplace, tailored to the needs of both the employer and the learner including practical demonstrations of competence to build a portfolio of evidence. There are also writen tests throughout, leading to an online unit tests.

The knowledge component of this qualification is also independently assessed via online testing. The tests are mapped to each knowledge unit's learning outcomes and assessment criteria to ensure coverage.  These tests are marked electronically by IMI Awards.

Future opportunities

Candidates can progress on to Level 3 or go in to industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 June 2016
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