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Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

Motor vehicle service and repair industry (motor mechanic).

Overview of the course: 

This qualification is for you if you are aged 16 years old or over and would like to know how to service and maintain light vehicles, that is cars and vans up to 3.5 tonnes. You will be trained in all areas of light vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to air conditioning and security features. Although you may already have some previous training or practical experience, it is not necessary to hold any previous qualifications or being in a current work placement to take this qualification.

Entry requirements: 

Level 1 in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.

Our entry requirements are in place to support our students in achieving the qualifications they have chosen to study. Following changes in the assessment and grading of GCSE’s as a result of Covid-19, all new full-time students will be regularly assessed by East Durham College at an early stage in their study programme. This is to ensure that students are enrolled onto courses which suit their abilities – following assessment, there may be occasions when learners are transferred to a relevant course at a higher or lower level in order to ensure they are enrolled onto the right course for them to achieve success.

Topics: 

The key skills you will have acquired upon achievement of this qualification are:
servicing vehicles – carrying out checks and maintenance according to the manufacturers’ guidelines
repairing and replacing faulty parts and components
advising the service receptionists about required repairs
producing time estimates
maintaining repair and service records.

How is the course assessed?: 

Online multiple choice tests and practical assessments in the vehicle workshop.

Further study options after this course: 

City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles or an apprentice in the motor vehicle industry. This qualification will prepare you to become a light vehicle service technician and work at
an independent garage, a large manufacturer or even in your own business.

Length of the course: 

1 Year. Full Time. 50% of the program delivered in a classroom environment. 50% in the workshop. Students will be required to carry out independent learning using IT resources made available to them.
This full time study programme courses may also be available to study on a part-time basis if you are aged 18 or over on 31st August. Please check with Student Services for more details.

Campus: 

Technical Skills Academy Peterlee

When does the course start: 

September 2021

Fees: 

Free if you are under the age of 19 on the 31st August 2021

Free if you are aged 19-23 on 31st August 2021 and do not already have a full Level 2 qualification – contact us to check your qualifications

Free if you are unemployed and in receipt of eligible benefits – contact us to check if you are eligible

Free if you are employed and your income is less than £17,004

If you do not meet the above criteria and need to pay fees they are:

£2795.50

Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.

*you must have been a legal resident of the UK/EU for the last 3 years

City & Guilds Group Bursaries
C&G run their own bursary programme to help people who are financially unable to complete one of their qualifications. They award bursaries twice a year for people who wish to study for a City & Guilds qualification, but lack the funds. Their bursaries are grants that cover costs arising as a result of taking one of their qualifications which can include course and/or exam fees, learning materials, travel and childcare. For more detail on the criteria and how to apply, please visit https://www.cityandguildsgroup.com/bursaries

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (11 Oct 2021 12:15) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

How to apply: 

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Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

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