Diploma In Light Vehicle Maintenance

This course is designed to give an insight into vehicle maintenance and offers progression routes onto the next level for suitable candidate.

Units to be covered:

  • Health, safety and good housekeeping
  • Support for job roles
  • Materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices
  • Routine vehicle maintenance
  • Light vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components
  • Light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units
  • Engine units
  • Electrical units
  • Chassis units
  • Transmission and driveline units.

There are several methods of assessment including practical assessments, tests and projects.

On completion of this course you can progress on to an apprenticeship.

Level 2 – 4 x GCSE grade D or level 3 (including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements   |   Grading structure from gov.uk

The course is free to 16 - 18 year olds.

Study Programme


All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development