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Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, Diploma Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2019

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2019, Full Time


Programme of study as a full time student will be made up of several different components to ensure that you get the best possible opportunities and experiences when studying with us, and to increase and promote your progression opportunities going forward.

This qualification covers the technical needs for today's motor vehicle repair industry, including diagnosis of non complex faults. It provides essential knowledge for service technicians working on cars and light vehicles in all types of garages. During time at College students will gain basic vehicle maintenance and repair skills and study a number of units related to motor vehicles and the motor industry.

Units include:
Chassis technology
Routine maintenance
Engine technology
Transmission technology
Electrical and electronic technology
English and Maths to improve your GCSE grades
Soft skills development for employment.

Time at College will be divided into 60% classroom delivery and 40% practical/workshop activities. The course includes elements of health and safety, general housekeeping and industry standard repair techniques covering all the systems of the vehicle. Key skills will also be delivered at the appropriate level.

Why our College?

Industry-standard Facilities

At our College you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain Real Experiences of Work

All our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A Unique Student Experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our College you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

Two GCSEs at grade A*-D or 9-3 including Maths and English, or a level 1 Engineering or Motor Vehicle qualification.


This IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Level 2 Diploma is aimed at young people who are planning a career as an automotive technician.


To successfully complete this course you will need to complete a number of practical assessments, written phase tests and online knowledge assessments. Practical skills will be tested by a series of tasks within the College workshop. Theory knowledge will be tested by a series of written phase tests and online multiple choice question papers set by the external awarding body.


Successful students could progress onto an IMI Level 3 diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. A progression interview is required.

Career Progression

The IMI Level 2 diploma will enable students to develop the skills and understanding related to vehicle technology they need to progress into employment or an apprenticeship programme.


If you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 years and over please contact the Advice Shop In addition to this there will be costs for Uniform of steel toe capped boots, trousers and logo shirt. Approximate costs £40 Please check our Finance pages for information on financial support, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively, please contact the Advice Shop.