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Motor Vehicle | Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair | City & Guilds Diploma Level 2 | Northbrook MET

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Course Code: FE0258-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Shoreham Airport Campus Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 2 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

This Level 2 Diploma covers all of the light vehicle service aspects, focusing on efficient replacement of key components to industry standards. Students will discover the functions of the complex systems within today’s vehicles and how these systems integrate with each other to operate to the manufacturer’s specification.

You will develop your practical skills while using industry-standard diagnostic equipment. In addition to practical training, you will also study theory sessions to ensure you have the underpinning knowledge needed for a successful career in vehicle maintenance.

The tutors and technicians are all industry-experienced, giving them the insight and knowledge needed to prepare you for employment, further study or an apprenticeship. 

Our Shoreham Airport Campus offers a truly unique learning experience; Motorsport, Aero and Motor Vehicle students work in hangars, workshops and high-tech classrooms equipped with the very latest tools, machinery and software.

Start dates

Start
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Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.


19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!


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Entry requirements

Start at Level 2 if you have successfully completed the Level 1 course or have industry experience, and at least three GCSEs at

grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English and maths.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Inspect, repair and replace high performance light vehicle tyres
  • Carry out light vehicle front wheel alignment
  • Inspect and replace light vehicle exhaust system components
  • Inspect, test and replace vehicle batteries and charging components
  • Inspect and replace light vehicle suspension springs and dampers
  • Inspect, adjust and replace light vehicle braking systems and components
  • Inspect remove and replace engine components
  • Carrying out routine vehicle service and repair.

Why this course at the MET?

  • Facilities simulate real work environments
  • Industry-standard diagnostic equipment
  • Taught by experienced industry experts

Surrounded by a busy, working airport and numerous engineering and parts companies, the Shoreham Campus provides a real-world environment in which to study. 

Learners gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, agreeing customer vehicle needs and other skills associated with working in a garage.

The campus has a cafeteria serving hot and cold food, and facilities also include a library, and IT suites for your research projects.

Further study and careers

After Level 2, you can seek employment or progress to Level 3,  either full-time or as an apprentice (90% attendance record required).

Future careers

  • Dealership mechanic
  • Diagnostic technician
  • MOT tester
  • Auto electrician
  • Roadside assistance technician
  • Parts advisor
Further study and careers
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Vehicle technician, mechanic or electrician

Typical Tasks:

  • Visually checks, test drives or uses test equipment to diagnose engine and mechanical faults.
  • Removes, dismantles, repairs and replaces defective parts and prepares new parts using appropriate tools.
  • Reassembles, tests, adjusts and tunes the appropriate parts, systems or entire engine.
  • Carries out routine maintenance checks on oil and air filters, brakes and other vehicle parts/systems.
  • Diagnoses faults in electrical/electronic circuitry, removes faulty components and fits replacements.
  • Checks condition of electrical/electronic systems and carries out servicing tasks.
  • Installs additional electrical amenities such as radio/CD players, aerials.
  • Repairs and services air conditioning, heating and engine-cooling systems.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -3.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,244

AVERAGE £23,537

POTENTIAL £33,774

Desired Skills:
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Science

Vehicle body builder or repairer

Typical Tasks:

  • Diagnoses job requirements or ascertains work specifications from drawings or instructions.
  • Selects, cuts, shapes and assembles materials to form parts of vehicle underframe, framework and body.
  • Repairs damage to chassis and engine mountings using hydraulic rams, jacks and jigs.
  • Hammers out dents in bodywork, fills in small depressions or corroded areas in solder, plastic or other filler compound and replaces body panels using hand and power tools.
  • Installs and repairs interior fittings including seats, seatbelts and fascia in cars, sinks and special features in caravans and mobile shops.
  • Positions, secures and repairs external fittings including windows, doors, door handles, catches and roof attachments.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -2.7% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £15,386

AVERAGE £21,528

POTENTIAL £30,771

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Science
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