IMI Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Covers the technical needs for today's motor vehicle repair industry including diagnosis of non-complex system faults.


It provides essential knowledge for working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. 

Course Content and Job Skills

  • Carry out routine maintenance.
  • Remove and replace engine units and components.
  • Chassis units and components
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Other skills associated with working in a garage



The course is aimed at those who wish to work in the Motor Trade and related areas such as design, production and testing or managerial / master technician positions.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grades A-C/9-4 to include, Maths, Science and English, or you will have successfully completed a Level 1 Diploma a tutor recommendation if coming straight from school in the previous year.

  • 90% Attendance
  • Completion of current course
  • Completion of G3 assignment
  • Reference from course tutor (including good behaviour and punctuality)

Enrichment Activities - The Motor Vehicle students have the opportunity to visit Santa Pod to watch drag racing and Brands Hatch for track days to experience the atmosphere during race events. The students will also have an opportunity to visit trade shows / exhibitions to liaise with employers and see the latest with employers and see the latest technology in the Motor Industry.


1 year, 12 hours per week in Motor Vehicle plus English & Maths if  needed.


An Apprenticeship programme, if entry requirements are met from previous course or Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Repair.

Additional Information

Students are required to supply their own work boots and overalls.

Start date

For information about course costs, please see the Carshalton College fees policy.

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