16-18 Year Olds


This intermediate technical qualification covers the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including diagnosis of straightforward system faults. It builds on the under- pinning knowledge of Level 1/2 and prepares you to offer excellent skills for the workplace and the knowledge needed to progress. Practical sessions will take place at the Macclesfield College Motor Vehicle Centre which is a specialist facility commissioned to provide a modern and industry standard training environment.

Entry Requirements

For this course you need to have achieved one of the following:

· IMI Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
· Applications from students without the traditional entry requirements but with relevant experience will also be considered

On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.


During this course you will focus on a full range of units including but not limited to intermediate engine technology, chassis technology and routine maintenance. You will study the following elements in a practical fashion with theory to support your learning:

· Engine strip and rebuild including internal measurements
· Suspension, steering with full geometry check and adjustments. brake systems
· Advanced electrical work including fault diagnosis
· Comfort and convenience systems
· Advanced fault finding and diagnostic skills

Alongside your main programme of study you will also study either GCSE or Functional Skills in English and Maths if you have not achieved a GCSE grade 9-4. If you have achieved a grade 4 or above in English and Maths then you will engage in extending these skills through a project-based activity.


You will be practically assessed on each component of the course to ensure your competency.

An online test on each unit will be taken at the end of the course.

GCSE qualifications are assessed through external examination and portfolio work.

Awarding body



On successful achievement of this course you may wish to:

· Gain employment as a Light Vehicle Maintenance Technician
· Gain employment as a Light Vehicle Diagnostic Technician
· Gain employment as a Race Technician
· Apply to study at a Higher-Level Training.

Additional information

Additional help and support is available should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 01/09/2022

End date: 23/06/2023

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 35

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