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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 2 Diploma

Course Overview

This level 2 diploma course will enable you to develop your skills and gain competence and experience in carrying out a range of everyday tasks including routine maintenance, routine vehicle inspection and removal and replacement of vehicle components.

What topics are covered?

The mandatory specialist units focus on specific technical knowledge and practical skills the learner will require to work in the vehicle maintenance and repair industry including; routine light vehicle maintenance, the removal and replacement of light vehicle engine systems and components, light vehicle electrical systems and components, light vehicle chassis units and components and light vehicle transmission systems and components.

As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their skills in this vocational area.

What are the entry requirements?

Must have completed a level 1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance or adequate experience in the motor vehicle industry or possess a grade C/4 in maths and English.


What qualifications will I gain?

Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

Who is the awarding body?

Institute of the Motor Industry IMI

How will I learn?

60% Practical workshop sessions 40% Theory based classroom sessions.

What hours will I be in college?

3 days a week for 6 hours a day

How will I be assessed?

You will be required to carry out several practical assessments supported by written reports, and your knowledge will be tested by written and computer-based tests. Tutorials and course reviews will help you set targets and monitor progress.

What can I do after this course?

Progress onto employment or an apprenticeship.

Are there any additional costs?

Safety boots

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

Full motor vehicle workshop with diagnostic equipment

What organisations does the College work with on this course?

The college works with a range of local garage and main dealers, IMI and DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency).

What are the leisure and cultural activities?

Visits to Motor Museums and Motor Vehicle exhibitions

Which department is this course in?


Where will I need to go on my first day?

The Motor Vehicle desk set up with in the main canteen on enrolment day

What do I need to bring?

Safety boots, GCSE certificates and suitable stationery equipment for classroom learning

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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