Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair | Level 2

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Course Code: FE0258-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Shoreham Airport Campus Entry requirements: This level is for students who have completed the Level 1 course. See the entry requirements tab above for other requirements. Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 2 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?

Motor vehicle student

Learn about the functions of the complex systems within modern automotive vehicles and how these systems integrate with each other to operate to the manufacturer’s specification. The practical approach of the course will develop your hand and diagnostic skills.

You will also 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.

  • Facilities simulate the real workplace
  • Industry-standard diagnostic equipment
  • Industry-experienced tutors

This course covers all of the light vehicle service aspects, focusing on efficient replacement of key components to industry standards of competency.

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Start dates

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Qualifications required

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.

About this course

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

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

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.

Topics include

  • Inspect and replace exhaust systems, batteries, suspension springs, braking systems, tyres and engine components.
  • Carrying out routine vehicle service and repair.


After this course

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 adviser

Work experience

Work experience or work related experience enables you to develop links with employers, and put all of your skills, knowledge and experience into practice. It provides excellent portfolio content where you can demonstrate how you have taken your learning and applied it in a real setting. This will ensure you have a professional portfolio and provides the extra engagement employers and universities want to see.  

Work experience can take a variety of forms such as work with an external company or work related experience working on live projects e.g. commissioned work from an internal or external client.

Your tutors will help and support you to find work experience however, you may wish to use your own contacts to secure your placement.

We encourage all of our students to take part in volunteering – this is great for your CV and demonstrates your willingness to give back something to your community.

Course fees and finance

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here. Please speak to our Admissions team if you have any further queries: | 01273 667704

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND 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.

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