Light Vehicle Service and Repair Principles City and Guilds Diploma Level 2

If you are wanting a career in the motor body repair industry, this is the course for you.

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Attendance

Full-time

Level

2

Duration

1 Year

When

September 2020 start

Overview

You will study the following 16 mandatory units:

 

  • Skills in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment

This unit will enable you to develop the skills required to carry out day to day work area cleaning, clearing away, dealing with spillages and disposal of waste, used materials and debris. You will also be able identify hazards and risks in the automotive environment and complying with relevant legislation and good practice.

  • Skills in supporting job roles in the automotive work environment

This unit will help you to develop the skills required to keep good working relationships with all colleagues and customers in the automotive work environment by using effective communication and support.

  • Skills in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment

This unit helps you to develop the skills required for: the correct selection, care and use of key hand tools and measuring devices for modification, fabrication and repair in the automotive environment.

  • Knowledge of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment

This unit enables you to develop an understanding of routine maintenance and cleaning of the automotive environment and using resources economically.  It will provide an appreciation of significant risks in the automotive environment and how to identify and deal with them. Once completed you will be able to identify hazards and evaluate and reduce risk.

  • Knowledge of support for job roles in the automotive work environment

This unit enables the learner to develop an understanding of how to keep good working relationships with all colleagues in the automotive work environment by using effective communication and support skills.

  • Knowledge of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment

This unit enables you to develop an understanding of the correct selection, care and use of key hand tools and measuring devices for modification, fabrication and repair in the automotive environment.

  • Skills in routine light vehicle maintenance

This unit allows you to develop skills they can carry out light vehicle routine maintenance, adjustments and replacement activities as part of the periodic servicing of vehicles.

  • Skills in removing and replacing light vehicle engine units and components

This unit allows you to demonstrate you can remove and replace light vehicle engine system components. It also covers the evaluation of performance of the replaced units and systems.

  • Skills in removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components

This unit allows you to develop skills to remove and replace light vehicle electrical units and components. It also covers the evaluation of performance of the replaced units and systems.

  • Skills in removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components

This unit allows you to develop skills to remove and replace light vehicle steering, suspension and braking units (including wheels and tyres). It also covers the evaluation of performance of the replaced units and systems.

  • Knowledge of routine light vehicle maintenance

This unit enables you to develop an understanding of conducting routine maintenance, adjustment and replacement activities as part of the periodic servicing of light vehicles.

  • Knowledge of light vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components

This unit enables you to develop an understanding of conducting routine maintenance, adjustment and replacement activities as part of the periodic servicing of light vehicles.

  • Knowledge of removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components

This unit enables you to develop an understanding of the principles, construction and operation and testing methods of common electrical and electronic systems and components. It also covers the procedures involved in the removal and replacement of system components and the evaluation of their performance

  • Knowledge of removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components

This unit enables you  to develop an understanding of the construction and operation of common steering, suspension and braking systems (including wheels and tyres). It also covers the procedures involved in the removal and replacement of system components and the evaluation of their performance.

  • Knowledge of light vehicle transmission and driveline units and components

This unit enables you to develop an understanding of the construction and operation of common transmission and driveline systems. It also covers the procedures involved in the removal and replacement of system components and the evaluation of their performance.

  • Knowledge of light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components

This unit enables you to develop an understanding of the construction and operation of common fuel, ignition, air and exhaust systems. It also covers the procedures involved in the removal and replacement of system components and the evaluation of their performance.

You will also study from a choice of optional units, including:

  • Skills in inspecting light vehicles using prescribed methods
  • Skills in overhauling light vehicle engine mechanical units
  • Knowledge of overhauling light vehicle steering and suspension units
  • Knowledge of removing and fitting basic light vehicle mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) components and non-permanently fixed vehicle body panels

Coursework consists of theory and practical assessments of all the subjects.

Please note: you will develop body repair skills and you are encouraged to attend a work placement to develop your skills and knowledge of the body repair industry.

Entry Requirements

Completion of level 1 Motor Vehicle course at Pass or Merit grade. English and maths at Level 1 or grade 3 and above.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed with practical tasks and knowledge tests, assignments and a portfolio of evidence. Certification depends on successfully completing practical tasks and theory tests in the various modules. Work experience will advance your skills and understanding of the repair industry.

Progression

You can go on to do a motor vehicle apprenticeship after this course.

You could gain employment within the motor vehicle industry.

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