This course is designed for those that wish to start a career in the automotive industry working on cars.
The technology of the modern motor vehicle has advanced rapidly during the last two decades. This Level 2 course suet learners that have achieve level 1 and preferably have 2 GCSE maths and English at grade 4 or above. During the course you will develop and build on the skills you learned at level 1 to work and maintain the modern light vehicle.
This course will develop your skills and understanding of the modern light vehicle. It will be the building blocks for you to fulfil your path towards becoming a fully qualified motor vehicle technician. During the course you will have the opportunity to develop core skills including English and maths still further with our skills build program, which will help you gaining employment within this industry.
After completing this course, you will naturally progress to the Level 3 Diploma which will advance your understanding of the skills and knowledge you would have built during the Level 2 and will look more detailed into the systems on the modern vehicle. This will enable you to have a more detailed approach into the maintenance and repair of these systems and diagnosing repairing faults.
Your practical ability and your theoretical knowledge will be assessed through practical observations and online, multiple choice assessments.
The following are just a selection of key areas that you will cover:
•Skills and knowledge in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
•Skills and knowledge to support working relationships within the automotive work environment
•Introduction to automotive technology and workshop skills
•Be able to carry out routine maintenance of a modern vehicle
•Be able to remove replace all components on the vehicle
•English and maths core skills
Along with this you will also be looking more into specific systems including the components and operation of the modern internal combustion engine and the principles of the systems attached to the chassis which include the brakes, suspension, steering systems, also including wheels and tyres.
Due to advances in technology within the automotive industry, it is important to recognise the complexity of the modern motor vehicle. With this qualification, we are looking for a learner that can demonstrate good mechanical comprehension, mechanical ability, and the willingness to learn. A good, basic understanding of the technology involved in the modern light vehicle is ideal. Have completed and passed your level 1 diploma. With this, we also expect to see learners with GCSE grades 4 and above in Maths and English or a Functional skills in both of these at Level 2 or above.
Learners are expected to work towards a Grade 5 or Level 3 Functional Skills during this course to best prepare them for progressing to the full level 3 Diploma.
Don't worry, we have other motor vehicle provisions for learners that don't quite make the entry requirements at other campuses.
After completing all aspects of the study programme successfully, you will have the opportunity to progress to either one of the courses below:
• Level 3 IMI Diploma in Light Vehicle maintenance and Repair Principles at our Bordesley Green or Bournville Campuses.
• Level 3 IMI Diploma in Accident Repair Body and Paint Principles at our Bordesley Green Campus.
• Level 3 IMI Diploma in Motor Sport Maintenance and Repair at our Bournville Campus.