Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles – Part-time

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This part-time course is delivered over two evenings per week over the course of the academic year and is suitable for adult learners age 24+.

The course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge through practical tasks and online assessment to undertake the maintenance and repair of light vehicles.

There is the expectation that students complete additional work outside of the core teaching hours.

Course Content - What will I learn?

The course will cover the 12 units with 6 online examinations which includes practical tasks including:

• Maintenance within a workshop
• Remove test and refit a cylinder head
• Remove test and refit a coolant thermistor
• To remove/test, ignition coils and sparking plugs
• To remove an alternator/stator, test the systems and test a battery
• To test/remove lamp clusters
• To test steering and remove/refit a steering rack
• To test a suspension strut, remove and refit
• To maintain brakes: diagnose faults, remove, measure and refit
• To understand the drive and transmission components

Am I right for the course?

Suitable for candidates who wish to make a career in the motor vehicle industry.You must be ages 24+ to undertake this part-time day-time course.

You should have a relevant Level 1 Motor Vehicle qualification or prior experence in the motor vehicle repair industry to start this study programme.

In order to pass each qualification, candidates must demonstrate its learning outcomes by following 3 assessment components, C&G Awards Practical Assessments,C&G Awards On-line External Testing and C&GI Awards Phase Tests. A minimum of 50 percent of each units learning outcomes must be achieved by the candidate completing practical activities in a workshop based environment.

Oaklands can boast an impressive list of professional experts as part of their Motor Vehicle and Engineering team. This year, your teachers will include people who have wide and varied kmowledge of the motor vehicle industry.

What Next?

Progression and achievement can mean either continuing in further education on the level three programme or lead to employment

Our Motor Vehicle courses will teach you motor vehicle maintenance and repair in our purpose built workshop based at St Albans Campus. Our Motor Vehicle Maintenance courses are taught by experienced motor-trade professionals. They will give you the relevant skills to start a motor vehicle apprenticeship or begin work in the industry.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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