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Light Vehicle Maintenance (VRQ)

Light Vehicle Maintenance (VRQ)- IMI Level 2 & 3 Certificate


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IMI Level 2& 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (VRQ)





Course Leader: Mr Andy Bulpin

Academic year:             Yr. 12 & 13

Course Duration:          2 Years


What’s it all about?

This level 2 course is designed to give candidate a detailed insight into the automotive repair industry and its associated systems and technologies. The skills and knowledge gained from the course will equip candidates with comprehensive knowledge of the inner workings of vehicles and repair methods used in the industry today.


Alongside these technical units there are also supporting units such as; basic engineering, health and safety and job roles, these will give students a well-rounded view of the industry and its future.


The units undertaken comprise of theory and practical tasks that will be internally assessed and end of unit online tests that will be externally assessed via our awarding body.


Who would the course be suitable for?

Anyone who has an interest in engineering, Vehicles and wants to learn more about the various elements and systems that comprise a modern vehicle.


What are the Entry Requirements?

Ideally potential candidates would have achieved 5 GCSE’s at grades 4-9 including both English and Maths but student’s results will be considered and discussed on an individual basis.


What will I learn on this course?

If you are interested in engineering, cars in particular and would like to learn new skills in the mechanical and electronic workings, then the various units will give a broad depth of knowledge for this, especially if you would like to work in the engineering/Motor industry in the future.


What can you expect from an automotive level 2 course?

The course is comprised of two main categories; Theory based with some written assessments and practical based assessments conducted in our fully equipped workshops.

The course has multiple units which cover a breadth of systems such as:


  • Automotive Job roles
  • Engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components 
  • Fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components
  • Health and Safety, Fabrication and Job Roles
  • Removal and replacement of chassis units and components
  • Removal and replacement electrical units and components
  • Removal and replacement transmissions, driveline units and components


We use, as with all our courses, an E-portfolio system. This system is for each student to produce and store their work and is purely web-based. This can then be accessed securely from any internet capable computer or tablet.


As well as the college based learning there is also a work experience element to the Post 16 automotive courses.

This will require each student to complete a work experience placement at a local automotive workshop/dealership and be involved in meaningful repair and diagnostic tasks alongside the companies’ employees. This will then be recorded and used as evidence alongside the coursework produced in college.


What can I do with a Level 2 automotive qualification?

As it is a 1 year course it is best suited to lead into the Level 3 course that we also run in year 13. Other options are to lead into a Light vehicle apprenticeship course or possibly straight into the workplace.


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of practical and written assignments.


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Who can I contact for further information?