Awarding Body: IMI
Qualifications on offer: Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Fitting Principles (VRQ)
Summary of course
This course provides students with the opportunity to study both the theory and practical aspects.
Students will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, agreeing customer vehicle needs and other skills associated with working in a garage.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
- Inspecting, repairing and replacing high performance light vehicle and motorcycle tyres
- Carrying out light vehicle front wheel alignment
- Inspecting and replacing light vehicle clutches, exhaust components, suspension dampers, vehicle batteries and braking systems
- Safe use of oxy-acetylene
- Assessing and securing a roadside situation
- Inspecting, repairing and replacing high performance light vehicle and motorcycle tyres.
- Carrying out light vehicle front wheel alignment.
- Inspecting and replacing light vehicle clutches, exhaust components, suspension dampers, vehicle batteries and braking systems.
- Safe use of oxy-acetylene.
- Assessing and securing a roadside situation.
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
For further information about the course and the units you will study, please read the awarding body specification by clicking on the link below:
How is the course assessed?
- On-Line and Written Theory Exams
- Practical tests
Your Study Programme
If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for you if you have an interest in routine vehicle fitting procedures and wish to gain a Level 2 qualfication in vehicle fitting. It provides essential knowledge and skills for vehicle fitters working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and fast fit businesses.
Progression and Career Opportunities
Find about more career opportunities and expected starting salaries by clicking on the 'What Can I Earn?' section of our website.
Entry Requirements for new students
|Entry and Foundation:||GCSEs mainly 2-1 (F/G) grades. Satisfactory school reference*|
|Level 1:||Four GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above|
|Level 2:||Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above|
|Level 3 BTEC Courses or equivalent:||Four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)|
|Level 3 A Levels:||Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)|
|Level 4/5:||A Level 3 qualification such as: A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Access to HE, Advanced Apprenticeship|
|Specific Course Requirements:||GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 (D)|
*All applicants will be invited in for interview.
Equivalent qualifications will be considered except where English has been studied as a second language and is required at GCSE grade 3 (D).
In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.
You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.
You would normally be expected to attend a short interview with the tutor of the course to discuss the details of the programme, answer any questions you may have to ensure that this is the right course.
General Info (materials required for the course)
You will be expected to provide overalls, safety boots or shoes, writing equipment and a folder for your work.
At your interview you will be provided with a preferred Kit List that will assist you during your course. This kit will always belong to you and is fully transferable to take with you in to employment.