Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2

Apprenticeships are very popular programmes designed by employers that provide paid work-experience, training and qualifications to people aged 16 and above.

An Apprenticeship framework comprises:

  • A work-based qualification (QCF), assessed in the workplace, demonstrating practical skills linked to the job
  • A technical certificate, achieved at College, showing the theoretical knowledge relevant to the job and other qualifications valued by employers such as:
  • Functional skills, which show competency in English, maths or I.C.T applied to the workplace
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS); they include creative thinking, independent enquiry, reflective learner, effective participator, self management and team working.

The level 2 Light Vehicle Automotive Maintenance and Repair QCF (vocational element) qualification consists of 15 mandatory units and either 1 or 2 optional units.

In the workplace, candidates must complete a work-related qualification based the following units:

  • Health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Support for job roles in the automotive work environment
  • Materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices in the automotive environment
  • Routine light vehicle maintenance
  • Light vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components
  • Light vehicle electrical units and components
  • Light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Knowledge of inspecting light vehicles using prescribed methods
  • Diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle engine faults
  • Light vehicle transmission and driveline units and components
  • Light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components

What does an apprenticeship involve?

  • A commitment from you, to meet deadlines and a commitment from your employer, to support your development and learning.
  • Regular meetings with your assessor and tutors who will guide you through the qualification and advise/guide you on developing your skills/ competence in the workplace.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants must be aged 16 or over. They must be employed in the motor vehicle industry for a minimum of 30 hours a week (including work and College).

Ideally applicants should have GCSEs at grade C or above including maths, English, ICT. All applicants will be individually interviewed and assessed.

What can I do if I complete this course?

After you have successfully completed this course you can progress onto Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.


2 years.


Please contact the Business Development Team for further details:

  • Tel: 0151 353 4444
  • Email:

Some courses are fully or partially funded, depending upon individual circumstances.

Last modified on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 14:28


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