2 Sep 2024

Study mode

Full Time


Framwellgate Moor Campus


1 Year


Level 2

Awarding body


Course code


Fee Information

Please note, these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see Fees and funding for more information.

Age 16-18

FREE (If meet residency criteria and not enrolled at another educational institution).

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course will be FREE. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips.

Age 19+

If you are aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, not enrolled at another educational institution and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years, your course could be free dependant on the level of the course and your eligibility criteria. The rules regarding fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to contact our Advice, Support and Careers Team on 0191 375 4400, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or connect on live chat (bottom right of your screen).

Course details may be subject to change.

Become familiar with working in an automotive workshop and learn how to complete routine light vehicle maintenance and carry out full inspections.

Entry Criteria

You will hold a Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance.

You will have achieved a grade 3 or above in both GCSE (or equivalent) maths and English.

What are the next steps?

You will be invited to meet the tutor. Please bring evidence of your relevant qualifications.

Study Aims

This course aims to:

  • Allow you to progress to a relevant Level 3 course or apprenticeship
  • Improve your GCSE maths and English to a grade 4 or above
  • Provide you with the opportunity to take part in a meaningful work placement
  • Encourage you to achieve above 90% attendance across all aspects of the study programme.

Modules Studied

  • Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment
  • Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Environment
  • Routine Light Vehicle Maintenance
  • Inspection and Replacement of Light Vehicle Suspension Dampers and Springs
  • Inspection and Replacement of Light Vehicle Braking Systems & Components.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching takes pace in both a classroom setting and an automotive workshop environment.

Your skills will be assessed in a workshop environment through a series of practical assessments.

Your knowledge will be assessed through a series of online, multiple choice exams.

Industry Links

Our Motor Vehicle department has a number of strong links with local and national employers in the Automotive industry. These employers deliver bespoke employability sessions and offer feedback on assessments so you can benefit from the experience of these professionals.

Maths and English

Students should have one GCSE or an equivalent qualifciation in English or maths


You will be expected to complete meaningful work placement in an automotive related setting for a minimum of 35 hours.

A successful work placement provides you with your first experience working in the automotive industry. It will help to build character, an understanding of the demands, and the knowledge of how the industry works and where you see yourself fitting in to it.

Where can it take me?