York College

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Vehicle body builders and repairers

Up to £30,000

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Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians

Up to £33,000

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Metal working production and maintenance fitters

Up to £36,000

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Entry requirements

Level 2 VRQ in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. It is not possible to start this course with a GCSEs only profile.


One year.

What will I study?

The course covers the whole range of motor vehicle engineering skills from routine maintenance to advanced repair techniques. It is based on the Technical Certificate requirement of a Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship.

Topics you will cover include:

  • Diagnose and Repair Engine Units and Components
  • Diagnose and Repair Electrical Units and Components
  • Diagnose and Repair Chassis Units and Components
  • Transmission and Driveline Units and Components

How will I be assessed?

The assessment is made up of three components which are set by the IMI:

  • Practical tasks e.g. electrical diagnostics
  • Online testing of theory knowledge
  • Written assignment/coursework

What could it lead to?

Students would normally progress into a job in the motor vehicle industry or onto an apprenticeship. Students could also broaden their skill set by studying another course such as the Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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