Vehicle Maintenance Level 2

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

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  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    Banbury and Bicester College

  • Pathway

    Motor Vehicle

The motor vehicle industry keeps everybody moving. Specialist skills are needed by private individuals and industries such as public transport, HGV, retail delivery, breakdown recovery, emergency services and motorsports. 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.

Study with us and you’ll train in a real garage workshop, working on real cars. Whether you do an apprenticeship or a full-time programme, you’ll face new challenges and stretch your abilities in a realistic working environment. On this programme you will learn the attributes, values, skills and attitudes for working in the motor vehicle industry. The programme is designed to increase your employability and prepare you for progression into a motor vehicle apprenticeship or onto a full time Level 3 programme.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include hybrid vehicle diagnostic equipment and the latest vehicle lifts. We have also been fortunate to receive donations of new vehicles from manufacturers including Hyundai, to offer students the chance to train on a range of engines. Our teachers create an exciting and supportive environment for students – offering insights and tips from their careers in the motor vehicle industry.

Successful students can progress to an apprenticeship in motor vehicle or on to the Level 3 programme at Banbury and Bicester College.

You will 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.

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.

The assessment of this qualification is made up of 2 components:

  • IMI Awards – Practical Tasks
  • IMI Awards – Online Testing

You will need 4 GCSEs at grades 3 or above including English language and maths or achievement on a relevant Level 1 course plus GCSE English language and maths at grade 3

Explore your career progression options

If you are considering applying for this programme, why not explore your potential career progression routes using our handy tool.

You can explore live job vacancies, next level qualifications and apprenticeship standards in your local area. Not only this but you can also watch videos of real people talking about their experiences of working in your specific industry or occupation of interest.

Why not visit us at an Open Event and find out more about this pathway.

Why Banbury and Bicester College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
  • 150+

    Courses available

  • 2018

    Rated "good with outstanding areas" by Ofsted in 2018

  • 79+

    years of teaching experience

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