Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Mechanics & Maintenance

Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Mechanics & Maintenance

Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Mechanics & Maintenance

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Successful candidates will have the basic skills needed to apply for an automotive apprenticeship or similar engineering pathway. This qualification could also be used as an ‘interest’ course for a wide range of learners.

The course is perfect if you appreciate this good grounding but want to extend your qualifications with a view to developing a career as a light vehicle technician or progressing to an NVQ Level 2/3 qualification.

The City & Guilds is a leader in vocational qualifications, and employers respect this qualification for delivering the skills the automotive industry requires to better serve customers.

The course is designed to help you progress your training within a practical environment that also includes written assignments and online C&G exams.

Our expert tutors, who’ll expect you to be self-motivated and keen to achieve, will teach you subjects including:

  • vehicle engine systems
  • lubrication systems
  • fuel systems
  • vehicle electrical systems
  • braking systems
  • steering
  • suspension systems.

There’ll be a mix of hands-on work, followed by a theory test paper for each unit and an online C&G exam.

With this course you’ll be taking an important step forward in the next stage of your career in the motor industry and gaining the talents employers are keen to employ.

This course is a Study Programme which consists of:

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

* If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade C or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme.


You will require a Level 1 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance or equivalent with GCSE/Level 1 in English & maths.

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year


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Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 2

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

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