Candidates will develop the basic skills and knowledge of vehicle systems needed to move onto the Level 3 course, or apply for an automotive apprenticeship or similar engineering pathway. The qualification covers a variety of automotive related areas. The course is split 50/50 over both classroom based theory and workshop based practical actitivies.
The Diploma is made up of 6 units including: health and safety, vehicle engine principles, fuel air and exhaust systems, vehicle electrical systems, transmission systems, chassis systems and servicing.
There is a minimum requirement of 4 GCSEs grades A-C (9-4) including maths for entry onto the Level 2 course, alternatively successful completion of Level 1 Diploma at a good level of ability and attendance.
The course is portfolio based and is assessed by observations of practical tasks carried out to a set quality standard and by an online exam at the end of each unit.
Successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma can lead to a place on the Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Diagnostic Principles, or if the candidate has a permanent work placement then possibly a full Level 2/3 apprenticeship route.