Course Overview

 If you are thinking of joining the motor industry it is now more important than ever that you have the right qualifications  which are based on industry's requirements.

This Award will provide you with a knowledge and understanding of Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicles) and build on the skills developed at Level 1.

If you cannot yet complete an NVQ, the Award will be especially valuable, as it will give you a worthwhile qualification whether or not you choose to progress to an NVQ.

It is possible to join the Level 2 course, without taking Level 1, on a fast track basis.

Course Structure

The course is based on sound technical craft ability, supported by relevant theoretical studies. Our aim is to enable you to gain essential experience and the knowledge, practical skills and technology in vehicle, mechanical and electrical systems.

The areas covered are:
Unit 1: Automotive Vehicle Workshop, Environment Studies
Unit 2: Remove and Refit Components (Light Vehicle)
Unit 3: Fault Diagnosis (Light Vehicle)

At the end of one year, you should be fully capable of working in the industry or going on to further training, either full or part-time. 


Entry Requirements

GCSE English and Mathematics at a minimum of Grade G/1  and successful completion of  the Automotive Maintenance and Repair Level 1 Diploma (or equivalent) or have suitable  experience of work within the motor industry.

If you have GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade A*-C/9-4 you may qualify for fast track entry directly onto Level 2.

You must be aged 16+.

You should apply as soon as possible before September of the year in which the course is due to start.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

How Will I Learn?

  • Completing practical tasks
  • Removing and re-fitting vehicle components
  • Using the College's motor vehicle workshops
  • Taking part in classroom-based activities.

Skills You Will Develop

  • Practical skills
  • Use of specialist equipment
  • Use of specialist terms
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations
  • Identifying problems.


You will use the College's purpose-built motor vehicle workshops.

Expect Also To

  • Use specialist equipment
  • Use workshop manuals
  • Undertake visual inspections of vehicles
  • Study English and Mathematics
  • Use online manuals for self study.


How You Will Be Assessed

By sitting on-line examinations and by proving competence in a number of practical tasks. For each Unit you successfully complete you will receive a Record of Achievement. When you have successfully completed the Units you will receive the full Certificate.

Things You May Need

  • Specialist clothing - eg overalls and safety footwear
  • Expenses for a visit to the Motor show.


Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].