Engineering

Motor Vehicle: Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Extended Diploma Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This one year study programme starts in September

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs at grade 3/D or above including including English plus maths at grade 4 or above.

You will achieve

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Extended Diploma Level 2

Last updated: 11th October 2018

Course overview

If you love cars and enjoy fixing things, this could be a perfect career for you. Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches. They work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security. For individuals who love to be around cars, becoming a motor vehicle technicians is a dream job. Motor vehicle technicians repair and tune engines to maximum running efficiency, install parts and accessories, and repair dented body panels.

Course content

You will work in real, practical situations to enable you to develop the skills and experience necessary to operate and maintain a modern motor car safely and efficiently.

Developing self and working safely with others in which you will study:

  • Contribution to good housekeeping.
  • Establish, maintain and strengthen working relationships.
  • Apply safe working practices.
  • Comply with statutory regulations.
  • Identify components and understand their operation.
  • Prepare and use workshop equipment required to remove and replace components.
  • Follow instructions for using hand tools to remove and replace components.
  • Remove and replace components and dispose of waste material.
  • Remove and replace transmission and drive line.
  • Remove and replace engine components.
  • Remove and replace chassis components.
  • Carry out routine vehicle maintenance.
  • Remove and replace auxiliary electrical units.
  • Applied Maths, Electronics, Science and ICT

How will I be assessed?

Each unit is assessed by means of Practical assessment and multiple choice online tests.

What equipment will I need?

You will require writing and drawing materials, and suitable footwear and clothing for workshop activities.

Where will I study?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre
Old Mill Lane
Barnsley
S70 2LA

What can I do next?

On completion of this programme, you may wish to progress on to the IMI Award in Automotive Vehicle Maintenance level 3. Students that show good progress and achievement can be considered for entry on to the Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship programmes offered by local companies in partnership with Barnsley College.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

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Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Motor Vehicle: Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Extended Diploma Level 2 Full-time