Level 2 Diploma City & Guilds

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This course is also perfect for mature students looking to change your career or pursue your passion.

Course content 

You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. In addition, you'll gain a broad understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace and all the skills you'll need to work in a garage. You'll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. Modules include: 

  • Vehicle technology and workshop methods and processes
  • Routine vehicle maintenance
  • Vehicle Braking Systems
  • Basic diagnostic routines
  • Transmissions systems
  • Carrying out routine vehicle maintenance
  • Chassis units & components
  • Electrical Auxiliary units & components
  • Removing & Replace engine units & components

Work Experience

Study programmes include a minimum of compulsory work experience hours achieved through one day a week or block placements. The amount of hours required is dependent on the study programme. 

Careers Hub

We offer impartial careers guidance to all of our students, email careers@plumpton.ac.uk to explore your next step or to book an appointment – we’re here to help.

Industry Work Placement

All students aged 16-18 on our Level 2 & Level 3 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 workexperience@plumpton.ac.uk

Additional Qualification

You'll be able to study for your Welding Introduction and Grinding/Abrasive Wheels Certificate also F-GAS (air-con) qualification (which is an extra cost)

Entry Requirements:


  • You'll need to have achieved 2 or more GCSEs between grade 9-3 (previous grade structure A-D) 
  • Successful completion of a Level 1 course in other area and having studied GCSE English and Maths 

Mature students without the above requirements will be considered. 

Dates & Location:

September 2021


1 Year, full-time

3 Days per week in college

1 Day per week in industry/work experience (180 hours)


£150 for materials

Future Opportunities

By completing this course, you'll be able to go on to complete a Level 3 course in engineering. Alternatively, it's a great case for you to go into employment withing vehicle servicing and maintenance. 

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