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Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair IMI Level 2 Diploma

  • L2
  • EHCP

This qualification is a one year course which combines classroom based knowledge with practical skills relevant to the motor vehicle industry.


Entry requirements

  • Completion of Level 1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • BKSB Assessment
  • 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 which complies 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 assessment.

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 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.

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

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
32 weeks 17/09/2018 Mon 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £4170 Vehicle Technology Centre D1199 Course in progress

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.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
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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