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Level 2 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair at Cambridge Regional College

Course description

This study programme will meet the aspirations of learners that have gained a level 1 diploma in Motor Vehicle studies and want to gain a "hands on" job in the motor vehicle industry. You will also have the opportunity to gain Functional Skills that will be essential if you wish to complete an apprenticeship at a later point in your career. This course will help learners further develop their knowledge of vehicle systems and repair procedures already gained from your Level 1 IMI Motor Vehicle qualification.

It is a learning programme which involves students studying both the theory and practical aspects of the following:

• Correctly carrying out vehicle servicing.
• Correct safe removal and replacement of vehicle components: clutches, hub assemblies, suspension springs, alternators , starter motors plus lots more…
• Stretching knowledge of vehicle electrical and electronic systems gained in the level 1 course- How to carry out checks to individual components.
• Working with others and developing knowledge as to how garages operate.

Health and safety is of paramount importance in all areas of the automotive industry, and this will be reinforced throughout the course.

To aid in the learners development they will  be gaining valuable work experience within our own commercial area working in a "real working environment".

Whilst at the college you will be encouraged to take part in competitions, participate in the college enrichment programmes and develop your entrepreneurial skills through charitable and community projects which run throughout the year and are led by students.

Entry requirements

To access this course you will require 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or better, or have successfully completed IMI Level 1 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair or have equivalent experienceIn addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.


Learning takes place through a variety of theory and practical lessons. Students will also need to carry out personal research to enable them to successfully complete the course- guidance on this will be given by the course tutors.

Your skills and knowledge will be continually assessed throughout the course through formal multiple choice examinations and practical tests.

Support will be provided through regular meetings with your course tutor.

Financial information

We are committed to providing financial support to learners where it is available. We would actively encourage you to enquire about possible financial support as soon as you can. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a contribution towards College costs such as kit, equipment, residential fees, meals, childcare etc. Enquiries can be made to

Future opportunities

Successful completion of all elements of this study programme will allow you to progress in several different ways, including;

• Further full time training at level 3 within the Motor Vehicle industry.
• Gaining employment within the automotive industry and undertaking an apprenticeship scheme to gain further qualifications and experience.
• Your knowledge and skills would be useful in gaining employment within the automotive industry in a number of roles such as parts, sales or service reception.

Further information

We would encourage you to visit one of our Cambridge Regional College Open Days:

Huntingdon: Thursday 7th February 2019 9:30am-12:30pm
Cambridge: Saturday 9th February 2019 9:30am-12:30pm
Cambridge: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Huntingdon: Thursday 2nd May 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Cambridge: Thursday 13th June 2019 4:30pm-7:30pm
Huntingdon: Saturday 15th June 9:30am-12:30pm

If you need any more information about any of our courses, please request a copy of our full-time prospectus or contact our Information & Advice Team on 01223 226315.

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply online via or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership application form (depending on your school). Please ask your careers teacher at school.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a college Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at the College soon!

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 January 2019
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