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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles — Fast Track (Level 2 IMI Diploma) (16 – 18)- Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you’re aged 16-18 and looking to use your sound academic ability to fast track your skills and knowledge of car maintenance and repair further. Our Level 2 Fast Track is a great way to help you work towards securing an apprenticeship within the Automotive trade or working towards a level 3 qualification.

If you are expected to achieve 5 GCSE grades at 9-5 including English Language and Maths, then you are now eligible to apply for our Fast Track Level 2 course. This would mean you can achieve a Level 2 and then potentially achieve Level 3 in two years, which is one less than the usual path of one year for each Level (1, 2 and 3). This would allow you to be qualified and working in a technician role a whole year sooner than those who traditionally start at Level 1 and build up from there.

Many main dealerships, especially those of premium brands are now looking for technicians with good academic results as well as excellent hands-on skills. You’ll learn how to service and repair cars and vans and how to diagnose and solve non-complex faults on vehicles. This is a fast-paced course with a high level of commitment required around theoretical course work as well as the equivalent of half a day in our workshops. You can expect to put everything you learn into practice on a range of different vehicles. You’ll also get to work alongside experienced technicians, so you can learn from people who already have vast experience in the trade.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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Location Date
London Road

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Course code: C029053 / Q029054


IMI Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles


1 year

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

You’ll need both GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade 4 or above.

You must also be aged 16-18.

Teaching & assessment

You’ll take part in continuous practical assessments and tests.


Choose to follow with further studies with Nottingham College on a Level 3 Light Vehicle advanced apprenticeship or full-time Level 3 course.

Additional information

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.