Level Two Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

This course builds on the level one certificate course and looks at light vehicle maintenance and repair principles in greater depth. It is aimed at people who would like to go into work in industry or progress onto further study.

What will I study?

Subsidiary diploma

  • Carrying out routine maintenance
  • Removing and replacing engine units and components
  • Removing and replacing auxiliary electrical units and components
  • Removing and replacing chassis units and components
  • Contributing to workplace good housekeeping
  • Health and safety
  • Positive working relationships


Additional units cover:

  • Clutch
  • Driveline
  • Gearbox
  • Axles

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of techniques to include, observation of practical activities in workshops, oral questioning, written reports and online testing.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade D/3 or above
  • Or level one diploma
  • Or introductory diploma
  • Or NVQ level one
  • Or equivalent

Where appropriate any relevant experience or qualifications can be accredited towards this qualification.

Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.

Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.

Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.

What next?

For some learners this qualification could prepare them for progression to further learning and training. For others, this qualification could also provide a useful recognition of their practical skills and knowledge to aid their step from one job role to another or secure an apprenticeship or advanced apprenticeship.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide