Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Level 2 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:1 Year
Course Mode:Full Time
Start Date:03/09/2020

Course Overview

This study programme will meet the aspirations of learners that have gained a level 1 diploma in Motor Vehicle studies and want to gain a "hands on" job in the motor vehicle industry. You will also have the opportunity to gain Functional Skills that will be essential if you wish to complete an apprenticeship at a later point in your career. This course will help learners further develop their knowledge of vehicle systems and repair procedures already gained from your Level 1 IMI Motor Vehicle qualification.

It is a learning programme which involves students studying both the theory and practical aspects of the following:

• Correctly carrying out vehicle servicing.
• Correct safe removal and replacement of vehicle components: clutches, hub assemblies, suspension springs, alternators , starter motors plus lots more...
• Stretching knowledge of vehicle electrical and electronic systems gained in the level 1 course- How to carry out checks to individual components.
• Working with others and developing knowledge as to how garages operate.

Health and safety is of paramount importance in all areas of the automotive industry, and this will be reinforced throughout the course.

To aid in the learners development they will  be gaining valuable work experience within our own commercial area working in a "real working environment".

Whilst at the college you will be encouraged to take part in competitions, participate in the college enrichment programmes and develop your entrepreneurial skills through charitable and community projects which run throughout the year and are led by students.

Progression & Career Opportunities

Successful completion of all elements of this study programme will allow you to progress in several different ways, including;

• Further full time training at level 3 within the Motor Vehicle industry.
• Gaining employment within the automotive industry and undertaking an apprenticeship scheme to gain further qualifications and experience.
• Your knowledge and skills would be useful in gaining employment within the automotive industry in a number of roles such as parts, sales or service reception.

Entry Requirements

To access this course you will require 2 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or better, or have successfully completed IMI Level 1 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair or have equivalent experience

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Learning takes place through a variety of theory and practical lessons. Students will also need to carry out personal research to enable them to successfully complete the course- guidance on this will be given by the course tutors.

Your skills and knowledge will be continually assessed throughout the course through formal multiple choice examinations and practical tests.

Support will be provided through regular meetings with your course tutor.

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through Mychoice@16

You can also apply through a CRC Application Form or download and complete here. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.