Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

This qualification covers the knowledge and skills required to work competently as a Heavy Vehicle Diagnostic Technician.

Key information

Course type: Apprenticeships Duration: 1 Year + Start date: September 2018 Entry requirements: Functional Skills may be required dependent on the apprenticeship framework and previous qualifications achieved. End qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Competence

Course aims and areas

This qualification covers the knowledge and skills required to work competently as a Heavy Vehicle Diagnostic Technician.

Heavy Vehicle Diagnostic Technicians inspect, maintain and repair large vehicles such as lorries and trucks. Technicians use diagnostic tools to identify the source of the problem then make the necessary adjustments and repairs.

This is a practical qualification for learners who want to demonstrate their skills on the job, in their own workplace. Areas include heavy vehicle maintenance, removal and replacement of vehicle units and components, and diagnosis and rectification of vehicle faults.

The end qualification may be a Level 2 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Competence or a Level 2 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Competence

Course Units

This course will support you to achieve:

  • Competency in Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment
  • Competency in Removing and Replacing Heavy Vehicle Engine Units and Components
  • Knowledge of Heavy Vehicle Engine Mechanical, Lubrication and Cooling System Units and Components
  • Knowledge of Removing and Replacing Heavy Vehicle Electrical Units and Components
  • Knowledge of Support for Job Roles in the Automotive Work Environment
  • Competency in Conducting Routine Heavy Vehicle Maintenance

The diploma element will be delivered and supported in the workplace and at college.
If Functional Skills are required, this element will be delivered in the classroom. 


Why the MET?

Our industry experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus. 

Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

Wages vary depending on the type of apprenticeship but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16-18 year olds and to those aged 19 or over in the first year of their studies. From October 2017, this is £3.70 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate.

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