Course overview

Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 City of Bristol College

This is a full-time, one-year course which is more advanced than the Level 1 course which has been developed to meet the needs of the Heavy Vehicle industry. You will learn a wide range of relevant practical skills in our fully equipped modern workshops. You will also learn mechanical theory and related subjects.

Dates and applications

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Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 Parkway Centre
Course Code
02/09/2024 - 20/06/2025
1 years
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
Start Time
Parkway Centre
This course is still in its planning phase; course details - including fee information - are subject to change. In June, course details will be finalised and enrolment will open.
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LPF1593A01-1 02/09/2024 - 20/06/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 12.36 11:00 Parkway Centre
This course is still in its planning phase; course details - including fee information - are subject to change. In June, course details will be finalised and enrolment will open.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for young people aged 16-18 but also is open to more mature learners but is self-funded. This is a college-based course on a full-time basis.

What you'll learn

During this full-time course, you will study health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment, supporting job roles in the automotive work environment, materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices, identifying and agreeing motor vehicle customer service needs, routine heavy vehicle maintenance, removing and replacing engine units and components, removing and replacing electrical units and components, removing and replacing chassis units and components, inspecting vehicles using prescribed methods, driveline units and components, transmission units, steering and suspension units and fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components. This will be both in the the workshop doing practical tasks and theory work in the classroom.

Course entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including Maths and/or English or a Level 1 Diploma in a relevant subject plus GCSEs in Maths and/or English, or a Functional Skills qualification in Maths and/or English.

We will invite you to a Course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

You will provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

Some Level 2 Technical qualifications may require a slightly higher entry requirement based on the specific content of the course. This may include having English or Maths at Grade 4

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure that you can flourish.

Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process; we are here to help take you to the next level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This course is delivered through half theory and half practical sessions and there will be course content which needs to be completed in your own time to support your studies. You will also be expected to complete 30 hours of work experience during your studies which you must organise. You will be expected to complete online assignments , tests and practical assessments in the workshop.

Future career and study opportunities

After successfully completing this course, you will have an increase of job opportunities and promotions. You can progress through the levels and then to higher education by completing our Level 3 Motor Industry qualifications. We also offer a range of Level 4 courses.

Additional costs

Although all the tools and equipment is supplied, you will need to provide safety boots, protective clothing, work gloves, writing equipment, calculator and paper.

From September 2023, students on all motor vehicle courses will be required to purchase and wear a uniform in College. You will receive more information about this, including cost and how to purchase, at your induction.

If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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