Level 2 IMI Diploma

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

This course is for automotive enthusiasts keen to jump-start their career in the motor vehicle industry. Throughout the year you’ll be trained to repair and replace light vehicle components, working on a range of different motor vehicles.

Based primarily in our workshops, classroom time is kept to a minimum. Whilst working in small teams, you’ll learn about vehicle electronics, engine technologies, chassis dynamics and design.


What will I study?

  • Vehicle chassis
  • Petrol and diesel engines
  • Transmissions and braking systems
  • Welding and fabrication
  • Health and safety
  • Auto electrics
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Steering and suspension
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Apprenticeships in the motor vehicle industry
  • Service mechanic/fitter
Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2019 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.


Our college bus service collects over 1,400 students every day from far and wide. What’s more, getting to Reaseheath is FREE* on all college bus routes. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.


At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for up to 1,000 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find out more information about this course on our FAQs page.

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Student Profile
Cody Brookes

Curent job role: Technician at Crewe Audi and Reaseheath Industry Representative

Previous course: Level 2 and 3 IMI Diplomas in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, 2014

“I’m so grateful for the support and training I received at Reaseheath – my course magnified my passion for the motor trade. My tutors were fantastic and always made sure that my understanding and practical ability were of a high standard.

“The experience and skills I gained gave me the confidence to focus my career aspirations and get a great job with good career prospects.”