2 Sep 2024

Study mode

Full Time


Framwellgate Moor Campus


1 Year


Level 2

Course code


Fee Information

Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college, please see our Fees and funding page 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.

The qualifications are aimed at learners aged 16+ who would like to develop practical skills and understanding in motor vehicle systems. Successful learners will have acquired the key skills and understanding to apply for an automotive apprenticeship. These qualifications allow learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the automotive industry.

Entry Criteria

GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and maths, or Functional Skills Level 2

Entry Criteria

Students will have completed and achieved a Level 2 Certificate programme in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. Evidence must be produced by potential students as part of the enrollment process.

Additional Costs

Steel toe-capped boots and overalls will be required as standard personal protection equipment (PPE) for practical lessons in the automotive workshop.

Modules Studied

  • Unit 001/051 Skills & Knowledge in Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment
  • Unit 003/053 Skills & Knowledge in Supporting Job roles in the Automotive Work Environment
  • Unit 004/054 Skills & Knowledge in Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices in the Automotive Environment
  • Unit 101/151 Skills & Knowledge in Routine Light Vehicle Maintenance
  • Unit 102/152/172 Skills & Knowledge in Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Engine Units and Components
  • Unit 103/153 Skills & Knowledge in Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Electrical Units and Components
  • Unit 104/154 Skills & Knowledge in Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Chassis Units and Components
  • Unit 113/162 Skills & Knowledge of Light Vehicle Transmission and Driveline Units and Components

Times of Delivery

This is a full-time programme which will take place over a minimum of 3 days per week.

Lessons will start at approximately 09.00 and finish no later that 17.00. Lunch break is normally from 12.00 to 13.00.

Any times indicated are based on current courses and may be subject to change in future years. Full timetables will be confirmed at the start of each course.

Teaching and Assessment

An initial assessment of each candidate will take place before the start of their programme to identify:

  • if the candidate has any specific training needs
  • support and guidance they may need when working towards their qualifications
  • any units they have already completed, or credit they have accumulated which is relevant to the qualifications

All students will receive an induction programme, so the they fully understand the requirements of the qualification[s], their responsibilities as a student in achieving this qualification.

Student practical skills are assessed in the workshop and knowledge is assessed by multiple choice questions carried out by computer based online tests. Online tests are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Practical skills are graded either Pass or Fail. If any assessment component is graded Fail, students will have the opportunity to resit these components.

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