Motor Vehicle Maintenance Level 2
This course provides further practical knowledge and skills in the areas of automotive maintenance and vehicle electrical maintenance.
“I joined Newbury College because I want to become a mechanic, the course really appealed to me.”
“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.”
“I am really interested in Motor Mechanics which is why I chose Newbury College. I enjoy the working on vehicles in the workshop.”
“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.”
On this course, students learn about/complete the following:
- 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.
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.
Diploma in Vehicle Systems Maintenance Level 2
Students can progress to a level 3 motor vehicle programme, an apprentice within the industry or into direct employment.
Students are trained in College and assessed through practical activities, oral questioning and online tests.
Students need to undertake out of class study to successfully pass the exams, this should amount to no more than two to three hours a week.
One week's work experience is included on the course. Students do not need to be working in the industry, but a part-time course related job would be an advantage.
Fees and Additional Costs
Students need to supply their own overalls and boots, pens, paper and ruler etc. There are technical books required for the course. Students are encouraged to purchase their own tools for use within the workshop. Funding for the course is age dependant, please enquire at Information Services.
14 - 18 year olds
In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.
19 years and over
Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.