Course Type: Full Time

Level 2 Motor Vehicle Service and Repair

  • Course Code AUTEAT006A
  • Start Date 2nd September 2019
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Skills Academy - Automotive

We'll give you the real-world skills and training to be able to be able to carry out service and repairs to vehicles at industry standard, making you ready for employment.


Learn in our state-of-the-art academy with some of the best facilities in the UK, to become a vehicle technician in all types of dealerships and maintenance depots and garages, diagnosing system faults and working on the latest models. This course is ideal for you if you're practical and like to get hands on working.


What will I study?

You'll gain practical skills and knowledge in all aspects of motor vehicle, from brakes and suspension components to engines and fuel systems including:

  • Carrying out routine vehicle maintenance
  • Removing and replacing
  • Engine units and components
  • Electrical auxiliary units and components
  • Chassis units and components

In addition to the Level 2 Motor Vehicle Service and Repair qualification, you will also gain and knowledge of electric and hybrid vehicles and air conditioning, giving you the best possible start for a career in the automotive repair industry.


The assessment of this study programme is made up of set practical tasks and projects which will be assessed and documented creating a portfolio of practical evidence, set online exams assessing your subject knowledge and written assignments/coursework.


This qualification forms the knowledge component or technical certificate of the Service and Repair Advanced Apprenticeship framework.


Maths and English

As part of your study programme you will also attend maths and English sessions, have the opportunity to improve your GCSE grades and gain a broad knowledge and understanding of job roles in the automotive industry and other skills associated with working in a garage.


Work experience

As part of your study programme you will be given the opportunity to take up a work experience placement in the automotive industry, working with local employers to further enhance your employability skills and knowledge.


Success, progression and employment

Over 90% of our learners who complete their programme progress onto the next level qualification or secure apprenticeships working for one of our many employer partners such as large manufacturing companies like Nissan or reputable employers such as Go North East, Springfield, CF Recovery and Lookers.


What do Motor Vehicle Technicians do?

Motor Vehicle Technicians service and repair cars, vans and motorbikes, as well as heavy vehicles like coaches and lorries. They work on all areas of vehicle mechanics and electrics, from the engine and exhaust systems to the air-conditioning and security features.


As a technician, your duties would include:

  • finding and identifying faults
  • advising customers if repairs are needed and how critical they are
  • providing time and cost estimates for jobs
  • carrying out repairs and replacing damaged parts
  • road testing the vehicle to check the repair work
  • fitting and servicing accessories like radios and alarms
  • carrying out routine servicing and checks.

As vehicles become more sophisticated, you could specialise in repairing the technology used to control vehicle systems.


As an experienced technician, you could carry out MOT tests or convert traditional engines to liquid petroleum gas (LPG). You might also have the opportunity for work such as customising vehicles in line with owners' instructions.

The place of study

You will be based at our fantastic purpose built Automotive Campus on Team Valley. The majority of your programme will be spent working on the latest vehicles using the best hand tools and technical diagnostic equipment in our state of the art mechanical workshops.

An interview is required and equipment is needed.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the programme by use of practical assessments within our workshops and also via online assessments. You will also need to build a portfolio of evidence that will be submitted to the awarding body at the end of the programme.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught in our workshops in the purpose built facility on the Team Valley with its state of the art facilities for the Automotive Industry, this centre will be the flagship for training in the sector and you can be a part of it.

You will gain the knowledge and practical skills required for the motor vehicle trade, with tutors on hand to guide you through each aspect of the course.

Qualifications needed

Level 1 Service and Repair or a good level of practical experience and an interview.

No formal qulaifications but you'll need to take an initial assessment.

No previous qualifications are required for this programme, however acceptance can only be given as a result of a successful pre course interview.

Required experience

We welcome all applicants without any prior experience or knowledge in this area. You will need motivation to achieve and have a passion to gain skills enabling you to progress this as a career in the future.

We welcome applications from mature students without these qualifications but with relevant experience.

This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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