This one-year, Level 2 course is carried out at our off site, fully-operational motor vehicle unit, covering both practical and theory. This course is the standardised course for assessment in diagnostics and repair and involves a technical certificate which can also support an apprenticeship. You will learn advanced skills in vehicle technology, which may lead to a career in the motor vehicle industry, or onto university to study more advanced mechanics.
What will I learn?
All learners have to take generic mandatory units, which include developing knowledge and skills in:
- Health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
- Materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
- Support for job roles in the automotive work environment
You’ll also have to choose specialist mandatory units, in order to develop your knowledge and skills in:
- Removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
- Light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components
- Light vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components
- Removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
- Light vehicle transmission and driveline units and components
- Routine light vehicle maintenance
- Removing and replacing light vehicle engine units and components
You’ll also get to choose optional units, covering the following areas:
- How to identify and agree motor vehicle customer service needs
- Inspecting light vehicles using prescribed methods
- Overhauling light vehicle engine units
- Overhauling light vehicle engine mechanical units
- Knowledge of overhauling light vehicle transmission units
- Overhauling light vehicle steering and suspension units
- Removing and replacing light vehicle driveline units and components
- Removing and fitting basic light vehicle mechanical, electrical and trim
You’ll need to achieve a minimum of 29 credits from the mandatory generic units, 64 credits from the mandatory specialist units and 5 credits from 1 optional unit group.
A minimum of maths and English GCSE grade 3/D or equivalent or the ability to achieve a Level 2 functional skill.
You must achieve Level 1 English and maths prior to taking the final assessment.
- Learners with an EHCP will be reviewed on an individual basis
Career and progression
Once you’ve completed this apprenticeship, you can go on to further training, including the Level 3 apprenticeship. Alternatively, you’ll be able to go straight into employment as a vehicle mechanic.
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