Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Level 2 (Full-Time)

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Automotive

Attendance Full-Time


This Programme of Study covers the essential technical needs for today's Automotive Retail Repair Industry.

It provides essential knowledge for potential service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of retail repair workshops, dealerships and maintenance depots.


This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 35 Weeks
Venue: Motor Vehicle Centre, Invincible Drive

Who the course is for

The course is for people who are interested in and who are looking for a career in Vehicle repair and maintenance.

Qualification Gained

On successful completion of their Programme of Study candidates will have achieved the following qualification:

IMI Level 2 Diploma in automotive maintenance and repair..

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Course Content

This is a Programme of Study which involves students studying both the theory and practical aspects of the following:

Light Vehicle Construction and Routine Maintenance
Operating Principles of Light Vehicle Engines, Tyres, Brakes, Steering and Suspension Systems
Operating Principles and Maintenance of Light Vehicle Transmission Systems.
Students also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a Retail Repair Establishment.

Learning Methods

You will undertake a mixture of workshop practical activities and classroom technology sessions.

Assessment Methods

The Assessment for this Award is a combination of practical assessments and a multiple choice on line examination.

Progression Opportunities

By completing this qualification, candidates could be considered for entry to a Level 3 Maintenance and Repair Qualification.


Career Opportunities

Successful canditates could find employment in the automotive industry.

Entry Requirements

Candidates will be expected to be in possession of a level 1 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. or Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance - Light Vehicle qualifications.

If English is not you first  language, candidates will need an English language test score of 5.5 or above.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

16 to 18s

Learners are eligible for free tuition if they are aged 16-18 when beginning their studies.

If the course being applied for is a two-year qualification, you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the remainder of the course.

If the course being applied for is two separate one-year qualifications and you begin studying year one of the course aged 18, you will be required to pay fees for the second year.

If you are aged 18 when beginning the course, it is advised that you talk to our Student Services Team on 0191 200 4000 or by email who will be able to explain the options available.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on 0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility.