Overview top

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 lessons and workshop based practical activities.

The Diploma is made up of 6 units including: health & safety, vehicle engine principles, fuel air and exhaust systems, vehicle electrical systems, transmission systems, chassis systems and servicing.

Entry Requirements top

There is a minimum requirement of a grade 4 in Maths and grade 3 in English for entry onto the Level 2 course. Alternately successful completion of level 1 at a good level of ability and attendance.

Assessment top

The course is Portfolio based and is assessed by observation of practical tasks carried to a satisfactory standard and by unit-based knowledge questions at the end of each unit.

Professional Opportunities top

Once the Level 2 Diploma course has been fully completed the candidate can move onto the Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Diagnostic & Repair Principles, or an apprenticeship if in full time employment.

Further Information top

Length of the course: 

1 Year, Full Time.

Campus: Westoe (Motor Vehicle)