Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate

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This Level 2 Certificate covers a number of key subjects for the light vehicle servicing of cars, 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.

Course content 

  • Tools, equipment and materials fabrication
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Chassis Systems
  • Vehicle electrical systems
  • Electric vehicles
  • Health and safety       

Work Experience

Study programmes include a minimum of 150 work experience hours achieved through one day a week. This is vital to help consolidate your skills in a real working environment.. 

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Industry Work Placement

All students aged 16-18 on our Level 2 programmes will now have to take part in an exciting and compulsory 50-day industry placement programme alongside completion of their vocational course. The programme will give you the chance to gain valuable skills in a real working environment whilst being paired with your ideal employer.

Our mission is to pair students with their ideal employer and to support them continuously during the placement.

There is flexibility on how students complete the placement; it can be during non-college weekdays, weekends, in blocks or over the holiday period. You will receive all of the necessary information during your interview, and if you have any queries in the meantime please contact

Course details

Dates & Location

The academic year runs from September to June.


1 year, 3 days per week

Entry Requirements

  • You'll need to have achieved 2 or more GCSEs between grade 9-5 (previous grade structure A*-C) which must include either English or Maths
  • Successful completion of a Level 1 Motor Vehicle course at Diploma level, having studied English and Maths at GCSE level.

Mature students without the above requirements will be considered. 

Future Opportunities

You can go on to study Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance or be employed as:

  • Technician
  • Mobile service Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Parts/Stores person
  • Apprentice Trainee Technician:
  • Apprentice/ Trainee Parts Person
  • Service Manager
  • Manager Workshop/Service

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