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 2018 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 buses pick up over 1,400 students each day from a wide area. From September 2018 all college bus routes to Reaseheath will be FREE. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.


At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for 785 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.

Student Profile
Jordan Beddows

Ambition: Motorsport technician

School: Grove College Market Drayton

Age: 19

Jordan has always wanted to work in the motor racing industry and he’s hoping his Reaseheath training will put him in pole position for a job!

He’s progressed from our Level 2 onto our Level 3 Diploma and then aims to go to university to do a more specific degree which will help him find employment in this very competitive industry.

Jordan completed ‘A’ levels and a sports qualification before he came to us but he’s delighted he decided to change track. He feels he’s gained a good overview of the industry through visits to RAF Museum Cosford, Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, the Wales Rally GB and a Porsche track day at Oulton Park, and he’s tried go karting at a local centre.

He’s also gained a lot of practical skills and experience in our well equipped workshop. Thanks to our close links with industry partners, we are able to regularly update our range of road vehicles.

Jordan lives in, so he’s enjoyed the social side of Reaseheath too. He says: “I’ve liked the whole experience. All the facilities are good and the course is great.”