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Vehicle Maintenance & Repair, Diploma Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, 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?

Specialist workshops

All our engineering students will learn in our specialist workshops using the latest equipment and technology.

Specialist aviation facilities

Our aviation engineering courses are taught in the world class International Aviation Academy Norwich.

Designed with employers

All of our engineering, automotive, and aviation courses have been designed with local and national engineering employers

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 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.