Further your practical knowledge and skills in the areas of automotive maintenance and vehicle electrical maintenance to develop a career in the industry.

Meet our students Jacob Starling-Marwick

Jacob Starling-Marwick

I joined Newbury College because I want to become a mechanic, the course really appealed to me.

Motor Vehicle

Meet our students Joe Bevan

Joe Bevan

I’ve always been interested in joining Newbury College, working on cars is my passion. I have particularly enjoyed all the time in the motor vehicle workshop.

Motor Vehicle

Meet our students Lawrence Booker

Lawrence Booker

“I am really interested in Motor Mechanics which is why I chose Newbury College. I enjoy the working on vehicles in the workshop.”

Meet our students Phoebe Mitchell

Phoebe Mitchell

I chose to study mechanics at Newbury College as it offers a range of practical work to take part in. I enjoy problem solving and practical subjects and my course is ideal for that. So far my favourite part has been doing an engine rebuild, where we get given an engine and have to strip and rebuild the whole thing.

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  • Description

    This engaging and motivating programme is generally aimed at young people who wish to continue with their studies in the automotive sector or adults keen to develop their career. You will gain key knowledge and skills in a mainly practical setting which will help you prepare for an apprenticeship or career development.

    The units cover a wide range of topics providing a comprehensive introduction to automotive maintenance and repair. Examples of topics that may be covered include:

    • Carry out a major service
    • Remove and replace cylinder heads
    • Remove, replace and test alternators
    • Wheel bearings/hub assembly
    • Remove/replace gearbox and clutch assemblies.
  • Entry Requirements

    Students need five GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above, including Maths and English, or an equivalent qualification at merit grade.

    Students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in Maths and English will study Functional Skills or GCSE Maths as part of their course.

    A good level of academic and study skills is required to undertake this course, problem solving and the willingness to learn and participate in lessons are a necessity. You do not need to be working in the industry, but a part-time course related job would be an advantage.

  • Qualification

    IMI Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

  • Progression

    You can typically progress to a level 3 motor vehicle programme, an apprentice within the industry or into direct employment.

  • Assessment

    You will be assessed through a combination of assignments, practical work, projects and controlled assessments set by the awarding body. You will produce a portfolio of work which is assessed against the grading criteria for the units. Assignments are set on Teams, Newbury College's online learning environment and will have an agreed submission date. In addition to portfolio work, some units may also include externally marked assessment material, sat under controlled conditions.

  • Home Study

    Homework will be set via Teams, Newbury College's online learning platform. You are expected to allocate approximately 2 - 3 hours per a week on research and homework outside of normal class time in order to build up knowledge, confidence and successfully complete the programme. This may be completed at home or in the Student Hub.

  • Work Placement

    One week of work experience is included on the course.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    You will need to supply your own overalls and boots, pens, paper and ruler etc. There are also technical books required for the course. You are encouraged to purchase your own tools for use within the workshop. Funding for the course is age dependant.

Code Start Fees*
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