Diploma in Vehicle Fitting Principles L2

Full Time · Motor Vehicle · Bishop Auckland Campus

03 September 2024 - 19 June 2025
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
09:00 - 16:15
Cost or fee remission information
Level 2
Taught at:
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

The Diploma in Vehicle Fitting Principles is a Level 2 course which includes a full range of routine vehicle fitting procedures and essential knowledge for vehicle fitters working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages and fast fit businesses.

It is a learning programme that involves students studying both the theory and practical aspects of vehicle fitting.

Learners also gain a wide knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, agreeing customer needs and skills associated with working in a garage. These include inspecting, repairing and replacing vehicle tyres, carrying out light vehicle front wheel alignment and inspecting and replacing elements of a light vehicle, such as clutches, exhaust components, suspension dampers, vehicle batteries and braking systems.

For more course information please visit: Motor Vehicle - Bishop Auckland College (bacoll.ac.uk)

Course requirements

Minimum 4 GCSE’s at grades 3 - 2 (D - E) or equivalent, including a D in Maths and English, or a Level 1 qualification in a relevant subject area.

What will I do?

Whilst studying the Diploma in Vehicle Fitting Principles Level 2, you will have practical time in the workshop and also classroom theory covering a range of units which include:

  • Testing batteries and other engine parts to find faults
  • Checking tyres and exhausts for defects
  • Replacing or repairing faulty parts
  • Balancing and re-aligning wheels
  • Offering customers advice on simple maintenance issues.

Other non-technical but essential skills also include: how to maintain good working relationships with colleagues and customers in the automotive work environment by using effective communication and support.

What will it give me?

A City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Fitting Principles (VRQ) qualification.

Materials needed

Safety footwear, overalls and course text books which you can purchase from the College.

What can I do when I finish?

Gain employment in the vehicle fitting industry or an apprenticeship programme.

What next?

If you would like to apply, please click the "Apply Now" section below and follow the steps. Thank you!

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