Level 2 Diploma

Vehicle Inspection (VRQ)

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

Student Profile
Mohammed Saido

IMIAL Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

Next step: IMIAL Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles  

Ambition: Service garage owner 

“I’ve always been interested in car mechanics. It’s very satisfying fixing a fault and seeing a component working well again, which is why eventually I’d like to have my own garage. 

“Reaseheath is a great place to gain the tools of the trade. I enjoyed learning the basics at Level 1 and felt more than ready to step up to Level 2. It’s a very different experience because we’re using a wider range of tools and working on more sophisticated cars, but I’m enjoying the challenges – and the classroom sessions are interesting too. 

“I plan to gain as many college qualifications as possible, then enter the trade as a motor vehicle technician. But for now I have a great group of mates and a good college social life.”