Vehicle Maintenance Level 2 Programme

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Develop your skills in motor vehicle servicing with a practical programme that teaches you the expertise to thrive in this industry.

If you have recently completed your Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance, or you have prior experience in the industry, this is the next step in your training. The programme develops the essential skills you will need to begin working in the motor vehicle industry.

What I'll learn

You extend your knowledge to progress towards the minimum qualifications or skill levels required for entry into industry.

  • Topics covered are:
  • engine lubrication
  • engine cooling
  • fuel and exhaust systems
  • spark ignition systems
  • electrical systems
  • braking systems
  • transmission systems
  • steering and suspension systems
  • wheel and tyre systems
  • bench fitting
  • workshop methods and processes
  • basic routine vehicle maintenance

This Level 2 award builds on the entry level units and allows you to broaden your practical skills. The breakdown for the course is: 60% practical, 35% theory and portfolio building, 5% functional skills and tutorials.


How I'll learn

The programme emphasises learning by doing. It offers a good blend of practical workshop skills and activities linked to underpinning knowledge which is delivered in the classroom. The moodle (virtual learning) site allows you to view further information on the units and link to interactive activities.


How I'll be assessed

The assessment of this qualification is made up of 2 components: • IMI Awards - Practical Tasks • IMI Awards - Online Testing


Entry Requirements

Applicants for this Level 2 programme will normally have:

  • 4 GCSEs grade D (including English and maths)
  • a strong interest in motor vehicles
  • a commitment to working towards improving English and maths
  • the ability to discuss past experiences of education and future ambitions in an interview

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an initial assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.


How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application. As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Printed application forms are also available on request by calling us on 0800 612 6008 or visiting us at one of our college Advice Centres. Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.