This one-year Level 2 course is ideal for school leavers who have good grades and some previous mechanical experience, or who wish to gain further practical experience in a wide variety of automotive trades. It is also suitable for learners progressing from a Maintenance and Repair Foundation Level 1 programme.
You will preferably have a mechanical qualification at Level 1, or sufficient practical experience. GCSE grades A-C (grades 4 and above) are desirable in Maths, English, Science and ICT but are not essential. You will attend a formal interview, followed by a college devised test. Commitment and enthusiasm for the automotive industry are essential.
The programme is approximately 35% practical and 65% theory. Students are always encouraged to gain subject-related work experience.
Three weeks are set aside purely for the purpose of enrichment. In addition to this, trips related to the core programme may be organised. There is usually no or minimal cost for any of these activities.
The course is primarily assessed through online examinations, spread over the course of the year. Practical assessments will also form an important part of the qualification.
On completion of this course successful learners may choose to progress to Level 3 or consider a career as an apprentice in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*