C&G Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

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C&G Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

*In many cases courses are FREE subject to age, household income and/or prior attainment. Please read our Course Fees & Funding page.
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Course overview

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.

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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.

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Job opportunities after this course

Motor vehicle service and repair industry (motor mechanic).

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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.

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Entry requirements

Applicants require a minimum GCSE Grade 4-9 (C) or equivalent in English and maths.

Our entry requirements are in place to support our students in achieving the qualifications they have chosen to study. In addition to the entry requirements, all 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 students are transferred to a relevant course at a higher or lower level in order to ensure they are enrolled on to the right course for them to achieve and progress.

Entry onto any course at EDC may have entry requirements in addition to exam results; this includes but is not limited to DBS checks, references, fitness to practice and at times physical requirements to be capable of achieving the practical elements of the course without assistance. Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal.

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How is this course assessed?

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

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When does the course start?

September 2024

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Length of 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.

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Fees & Funding

Please read our Course Fees & Funding page.
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How to apply

To apply online for this course, please click on the 'Apply' button at the top/bottom of this page.

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 743 0149.

If you're not quite ready to apply for this course and would like some more information or to speak to a member of staff then please click on the 'Enquire' button at the top/bottom of this page.

C&G Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

*In many cases courses are FREE subject to age, household income and/or prior attainment. Please read our Course Fees & Funding page.