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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles IMI Level 2 Diploma

This qualification is a two year course which combines classroom based knowledge with practical skills relevant to the motor vehicle industry. This course is suitable if you have prior knowledge and experience of working in the Motor Vehicle Maintenance industry, your qualifications are no longer valid or you don't have relevant qualifications.


Entry requirements

  • Experience and employment within the motor industry
  • Interview

Course content

During the course you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Carrying out routine vehicle maintenance with inclusion of MOT specifications
  • Engines, including lubrication systems, cooling systems and engine management systems
  • Electrics, including charging, starting and regulatory systems.
  • Chassis units including ABS, ESP, advanced suspension and steering systems
  • Transmission including clutches, manual and automatic gearboxes, final drive units and differentials.
  • Engineering skills that comply with industry needs and standards.

Mandatory units:

  • Contributing to workplace good housekeeping
  • Health and safety
  • Positive working relationships
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle engine units and components
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components.
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle transmission units and components

Optional unit:

  • Conducting pre and post-work vehicle inspections.

Assessment methods

Every unit is assessed via a coursework based phase test and an on-line multiple choice exam.

Practical: Every unit is assessed by observations combined with questions and task sheets.

Further study and career options

Students can progress onto a Level 3 Vehicle Maintenance & Repair course. This Level 2 qualification also prepares technicians for ATA assessment at Service Maintenance Technician level.

Additional information

To take part in this course you will need to provide suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in the College workshops. If you are aged 16-18, tuition fees, exam fees and College membership are free. However, there are additional costs associated with some courses. For example, you may be required to purchase specialist uniforms, equipment or books.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Funding information

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at

Course Information & How to Apply

The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Please register your interest here for our part-time courses starting from September 2021.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)Fees per yearLocationCourse Code
2 years 22/09/2020 Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £3853 Vehicle Technology Centre BKD1199

Part-time course already started?

Our upcoming 2021-22 part-time courses will be out in May. Get alerted when they're released by selecting your campus of choice below and filling out the relevant form:

Bedford College Enquiry Form

Shuttleworth College Enquiry Form


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

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At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

If you are unemployed and receiving benefits then you could learn for FREE

You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on one of the following benefits:

  • Employment & Support Allowance (work-related activity group)
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit (subject to income)
  • Income support

Please note: you will need to be able to produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you come to enrol.

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