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Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle at Wakefield College

Course description

Are you embarking on a career within the light vehicle industry? This course will give you the opportunity to study for a valuable City & Guilds vocational Diploma and give you the chance to brush up on your English and Maths skills.

Course content

What you will study

Routine vehicle maintenance activities
Engine units and components
Auxiliary electrical units and components
Chassis units and components
Inspection of vehicles
Good housekeeping
Health & Safety
Maintenance of positive working relationships

How you will learn

A mixture of theory and practical work.

Course Structure

Classroom based work: 50%; Practical work: 50%

Entry requirements

4 GCSE's 9-3 or A*-D  with English and Maths
Level 2 Certificate in Light Vehicle and working towards GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths and English.


You’ll be assessed through practical tasks conducted in our mechanical workshops and evolve online knowledge examinations.

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304

Future opportunities

Further Studies

You could go on to study our Level 3 Light Vehicle Maintenance. 

Career Opportunities

Motor vehicle mechanic/technician.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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: 09 April 2019
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.