• automotive 01
  • automotive 02
  • automotive 03
  • automotive 04
  • automotive 06
  • automotive 07
  • automotive 08
  • automotive 09

Overview

This is a two-year Level 2 qualification. In the first 3-4 months, you will work towards a Level 1 Certificate in Light Vehicle mechanics. This is designed to provide a standardised approach for the delivery and assessment of the knowledge and skills requirements. It also provides the knowledge requirements for its related VCQ and forms the knowledge component of the Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship framework (for Light Vehicle).

Course description

VRQ offers an ideal step to the Vocational Competence Qualification (VCQ) for those who are employed and wish to continue with their studies. This is because the knowledge at Level 2 meets that of the related VCQ. VRQ achievers can use it as credit against the knowledge required for the corresponding VCQ.

When an apprentice has achieved a Level 2 Apprenticeship, they can choose to broaden their education and training in other ways from this firm base.

As part of your programme you may be expected to study maths and English.

What areas will I study?

Tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems fault diagnosis and routine maintenance:

  • Tyre wear patterns that indicate faults in other systems, types and routine maintenance for wheel bearings, faults on braking and suspension systems, operating principles and routine maintenance for power steering systems

Engine fault diagnosis and routine maintenance:

  • Faults for spark ignition and diesel engines, mechanical, cooling and internal heating and air filtration systems, adjustment methods for fuel injected and carburettor systems, diesel injection systems, operation and common faults for electronic and conventional ignition systems

Transmission fault diagnosis and routine maintenance:

  • Common faults in final drives and drive shaft systems, operating principles and routine maintenance for automatic and manual transmission and clutch systems

Electrical and electronic systems fault diagnosis and routine maintenance:

  • Common faults and testing methods for battery charging, starting and auxiliary systems

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years £1500.00 2 Academic years In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ September 2022, Duration: 2 Academic years Please contact the college for fee information 2 Academic years In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.