Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair – Level 2


Introduction to this course

The study programme is recognised by the Motor Vehicle industry and prepares you for an Intermediate Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship. You will learn the practical skills and theoretical understanding needed in areas such as servicing, engineering, health and safety and electrical units. This is ideal progression for you if you have already achieved the Level 1 qualification.



How to Apply?

You can find out more about applying here



Entry Requirements

Level 2 subsidiary Diploma, you will need four GCSEs grade A*-D including English and maths. 

Level 2 Diploma, you will need four GCSEs grade A*-C including English and maths. You would also have completed either a level 1 certificate or Level 2 subsidiary Diploma and have some experience in a motor vehicle environment.



Duration of this course

One Year



Career Prospects

On completion of the Level 2, you could progress to Level 3, become an Apprenticeship, or seek employment in the sector.



How will I be assessed?

Your progress is assessed through two online, modular exams, observations of your work and written tests.



Course content/units

Mandatory Units


To achieve this qualification, you need to gain at least 49 credits from the following units:


G0102: Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment


G4: Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Environment


L103: Spark Ignition Engine Systems, Components and Operation


L104: Compression Ignition Engine Systems, Components and Operation


L105: Engine Liquid Cooling and Lubrication Systems, Components and Operation


L106: Steering and Suspension Systems Components and Maintenance (Four Wheels or More)


L107: Vehicle Braking Systems Components and Maintenance


L108: Routine Vehicle Maintenance Processes and Procedures on Vehicles


L109: Vehicle Wheels and Tyres Construction and Maintenance


L110: Vehicle Exhaust Systems Components and Maintenance


L113: Vehicle Electrical Foundation Skills


L114: Vehicle Lighting System Maintenance


L119: Introduction to Spark Ignition Fuel Systems


L120: Introduction to Compression Ignition Fuel Systems



Expenses for this course

Overalls, safety boots and safety glasses - £75. You need basic stationery, including an A4 file, paper, pens, a calculator and maths set (including ruler). You are also encouraged to buy the recommended text book, ‘Principles of Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Candidate Handbook’ by Graham Stoakes. This costs approximately £27.