Level 2 Technical Certificate in Automotive

Start date(s):
31 Aug 2020
1 year
Level 2
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Full Time
Attendance Type:
Attendance Pattern:
Awarded by:
City & Guilds
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £450, your course may be free
(previous year's fees)


This automotive course is perfect if you are interested in kick starting your career, working on vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, trucks, vans or quads.

You will develop your knowledge and skills and will gain an industrial awareness of the different technical and non-technical job roles available.


This course is a good starting point for you if you are interested in a career working on any type of vehicles, such as: cars, motorcycles, trucks, vans or quads.

You will cover the following assessment objectives throughout all the units:
  • Recalls knowledge from across the breadth of the qualification.
  • Demonstrates understanding of concepts, theories and processes from across the breadth of the qualification.
  • Demonstrates technical skills from across the breadth of the qualification.
  • Applies knowledge, understanding and skills from across the breadth of the qualification in an integrated and holistic way to achieve specified purposes.
  • Demonstrates perseverance in achieving high standards and attention to detail while showing an understanding of wider impact of their actions.


  • Automotive Health and Safety
  • Automotive Industry and Careers
  • Servicing and Inspection
  • Automotive Fast-Fit Systems
  • Vehicle Chassis Systems
  • Costing Workshop Repairs
  • Using Practical Tools
  • Vehicle Engines
  • Automotive Electronics
  • Automotive Transmission
  • Vehicle Valeting
  • Automotive Business.


*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

At present, the course is assessed by practical and knowledge online tests. You must complete all practical tests and pass all online tests to be successful.

You will receive a weekly tutorial session in which you will be given feedback on progress and attainment during your college studies. Assessments are planned throughout the academic year and target grades will be negotiated with you in order to stretch and challenge you to achieve the highest grade attainable.

To further your studies, you will have access to the college portal to view teaching and learning resources when you are not in college.

Maths and English

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Maths & English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

Industry links:

The units covered have direct links to the current apprenticeship standards. If you progress onto higher level or apprenticeship motor vehicle qualifications, you will use the knowledge and skills acquired on the programme to enable you to progress onto higher level programmes or an apprenticeship in order to be successful and become a positive contributor to the employer business.


You will be expected to attend a mandatory work placement for 30 hours. The work placement will directly link to employability sessions and enhance the knowledge and skills needed to complete the course.

Employer involvement is included as part of the programme with guest speakers, educational trips, and possible work trials arranged with employers seeking an apprentice.

Completion of this course will allow you to progress to a relevant Level 3 course or apprenticeship at New College Durham.

What else?


Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

Additional Costs

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - safety boots and overalls - will be required to join the programme. These can be purchased as part of the induction process as a provider visits the College. Price to be confirmed during the induction week.

Enrichment trips are included in the programme and a contribution may be required for Go Karting activities.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited into college to attend an interview.

Please bring a full list of your relevant qualifications, including GCSEs (if applicable). The interview is a chance for you to meet with your lecturers and have a tour of the College facilities.

The interviews may be conducted in an initial group presentation and then a personal discussion with a member of staff. Parents/guardians are also welcome to attend and discuss any areas of concern.
Further Education

Getting ready for your college interview

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Entry Criteria

Standard entry requirements:
  • At least one GCSE, or equivalent, in maths or English.
  • Level 1 Automotive qualification - this would be regarded as a progression route although maths and English would have to be studied as part of the programme, until the mandatory requirements are met.