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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Level 2) Apprenticeship at Central College Nottingham

Course description

Earn while you learn! This course is aimed at those who prefer vocational training to academic study and those who wish to gain employment by gaining a technical skill and knowledge, but also demonstrate competence in the workplace.

Course content

An Apprenticeship is a vocational, work-based programme that demonstrates competence and knowledge. With a combination of on-the-job training and assessments, and training through an IMI Awards’ approved centre, Apprenticeships demonstrate the individual’s competence to do a job to a national standard.

  • Routine light vehicle maintenance, including engine systems
  • Inspecting, repairing and replacing light vehicle: standard and high performance tyres
  • Carrying out light vehicle four wheel alignment
  • Inspecting and replacing light vehicle: exhaust components, suspension dampers & springs, vehicle batteries and braking systems & components
  • Learners also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, agreeing customer vehicle needs and other skills associated with working in a garage
  • English and Maths

Entry requirements

You will need to be employed in a garage carrying out appropriate tasks. In addition, applicants must have achieved 4 GCSEs at grades A* to D.


The assessment is made up of three components (set by IMI Awards):

  • Practical tasks
  • Online testing
  • Portfolio of evidence

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

Advanced Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Level 3)

Further information

Overalls and boots should be supplied by your employer.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 March 2016
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    • The Centre, just five minutes walk from Nottingham Train Station and Tram terminus, is the College's Automotive Centre which boasts three automotive workshops with a total of 32 ramps. It houses most of the Automotive courses and our new commercial garage, Auto Central which is now open!