C&G Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

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Start September 2018
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Length 1 Year
Site Shoreham Airport Map
Attendance Full time
Course Code FF2VIY

About this Course

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Maintenance and diagnosis progression routes offer candidates the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to become qualified as a light vehicle technician. Here an increased depth of knowledge will be built upon the previously studied systems.


The course is delivered by highly trained teachers who are also industry experts. An excellent personal tutor system supports students learning and personal development and welfare including careers advice.


  • Designated workshop areas simulating industry standards
  • Industry standard diagnostic equipment


Learning in the workshop

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Entry Requirements

To start on this course you need:

At least 3 GCSEs at grade D / 3 or above, including English and maths, plus industry experience.
or
a relevant Level 1 qualification, including English and Maths requirements.


An appropriate reference and successful interview will also be required.


Click here for more detailed information on entry requirements


Important note:

Students who are aged 19 or over on 31st August in the year they start will be required to pay a fee for this course.


If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.

Course Content

The Level 2 Diploma covers all of the light vehicle service aspects, focusing on efficient replacement of key components to industry standard of competency.


This course provides learners with the opportunity to study both the theory and practical aspects of the following:

  • Inspect, repair and replace high performance light vehicle tyres
  • Carry out light vehicle front wheel alignment
  • Inspect and replace light vehicle exhaust system components
  • Inspect, test and replace vehicle batteries and charging components
  • Inspect and replace light vehicle suspension springs and dampers
  • Inspect, adjust and replace light vehicle braking systems and components
  • Inspect remove and replace engine components
  • Carrying out routine vehicle service and repair.
  • 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 are part of the core programme of study. Students who have not achieved a A-C / 9-4 grade in English and Maths will be required to study the appropriate level as part of their main qualification. More information


Progression/Career Path

After 1 year of study and completing level 2 you can apply for Level 3 or you can seek employment in the industry in a commercial garage and continue your education towards a level 3 qualification through our day release apprenticeship programme.

What Past Students Say

‘Level 2 has given me much more experience, building on, and extending the work which I completed on the Level 1 course. I now feel much more confident about working on a whole variety of tasks on a range of vehicles and engines. I am now used to working independently but know that I can always ask for help from the tutor if I need to. This has prepared me well for the world of work in the automotive industry. The theory sessions have helped me because they support the practical sessions really well. I have learned how and why different components work. It has been a really useful course.’


‘Having gone straight into Level 2 from another Northbrook College Engineering course, I felt well supported by the tutor who ensured that he gave me plenty of time to explain things clearly and demonstrated what he wanted me to do. That meant that I have achieved so much in a short space of time. I have enjoyed all of the practical work because I enjoy using my hands. The write-ups of tasks make sure that I have understood what I have been doing in the workshop. I now have a much better idea of what it would be like to work in a garage.’

Other Costs

There may be a requirement to purchase uniforms, kits, sweatshirts or any other materials. Please ask for more information at your interview.

Entry Requirements

To start on this course you need:

At least 3 GCSEs at grade D / 3 or above, including English and maths, plus industry experience.
or
a relevant Level 1 qualification, including English and Maths requirements.


An appropriate reference and successful interview will also be required.


Click here for more detailed information on entry requirements


Important note:

Students who are aged 19 or over on 31st August in the year they start will be required to pay a fee for this course.


If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.

Course Content

The Level 2 Diploma covers all of the light vehicle service aspects, focusing on efficient replacement of key components to industry standard of competency.


This course provides learners with the opportunity to study both the theory and practical aspects of the following:

  • Inspect, repair and replace high performance light vehicle tyres
  • Carry out light vehicle front wheel alignment
  • Inspect and replace light vehicle exhaust system components
  • Inspect, test and replace vehicle batteries and charging components
  • Inspect and replace light vehicle suspension springs and dampers
  • Inspect, adjust and replace light vehicle braking systems and components
  • Inspect remove and replace engine components
  • Carrying out routine vehicle service and repair.
  • 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 are part of the core programme of study. Students who have not achieved a A-C / 9-4 grade in English and Maths will be required to study the appropriate level as part of their main qualification. More information


Progression/Career Path

After 1 year of study and completing level 2 you can apply for Level 3 or you can seek employment in the industry in a commercial garage and continue your education towards a level 3 qualification through our day release apprenticeship programme.

What Past Students Say

‘Level 2 has given me much more experience, building on, and extending the work which I completed on the Level 1 course. I now feel much more confident about working on a whole variety of tasks on a range of vehicles and engines. I am now used to working independently but know that I can always ask for help from the tutor if I need to. This has prepared me well for the world of work in the automotive industry. The theory sessions have helped me because they support the practical sessions really well. I have learned how and why different components work. It has been a really useful course.’


‘Having gone straight into Level 2 from another Northbrook College Engineering course, I felt well supported by the tutor who ensured that he gave me plenty of time to explain things clearly and demonstrated what he wanted me to do. That meant that I have achieved so much in a short space of time. I have enjoyed all of the practical work because I enjoy using my hands. The write-ups of tasks make sure that I have understood what I have been doing in the workshop. I now have a much better idea of what it would be like to work in a garage.’

Other Costs

There may be a requirement to purchase uniforms, kits, sweatshirts or any other materials. Please ask for more information at your interview.