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Vehicle Service Technician Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Motor Vehicle department


This course is a perfect progression from the Level 1 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance Technician and develops existing knowledge by examining the components of vehicle servicing in more detail, preparing you with an advanced skillset necessary for success in a fast-moving and dynamic industry. The Vehicle Service Technician Diploma Level 2 involves both practical workshop activity and theory sessions, making it the perfect course for you if you enjoy hands-on work and getting stuck in, and would like to develop an advanced knowledge of the automotive industry. You will: Study health and safety, tools and materials, automotive job roles, batteries, wheels, tyres, brakes, exhaust systems and associated systems Use the latest equipment and vehicles in a realistic, industry standard environment Develop soft skills, such as communication and employer expectations, to prepare you for the industry Have opportunities for work experience alongside your studies Gain the practical skills needed to complete your GCSE English and Maths Gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit, exactly like a working garage. We also have a strong partnership with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), so employers know an automotive qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you have the very best skills as a mechanic or technician.

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Introduction To Vehicle Technology

Entry Level • Full-time • Motor Vehicle department


Do you love cars? Always have your head under the bonnet, tuning an engine? Want to take that passion and turn it into a career, working with cars day in, day out? Then look no further, because we have the course for you. This introductory course is the perfect starting point if you want a job working with cars but need to develop your literacy and numeracy skills before progressing onto some of our more advanced automotive courses. It’s all about practical learning, with lessons delivered in our fantastic workshop facilities, where you’ll see what life is like in a working garage. You’ll improve your understanding of vehicles and the automotive industry, giving you plenty of experience before you decide what you want to study next. You may want to work in vehicle maintenance and repair, vehicle fitting, or paint and bodywork – whatever takes your interest, this course is the perfect place to start. If you can’t get enough of cars and have your sights set on becoming a mechanic, then this is the course for you and will be your first step in a career in automotive engineering. Because this is an introductory course, you’ll do a little bit of everything when it comes to cars. This will help you prepare for progression onto the Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair diploma. You’ll get a better idea of the career you want when you’re out on the workshop floor, trying different things every day. And if you’re still undecided, your course tutors and our dedicated support team will be there to show you what careers are possible and how you can get your dream job working with cars and vehicles.

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Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma

Level 2 • Full-time • Motor Vehicle department


This course is a perfect progression from the Level 1 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance Technician and develops existing knowledge by examining the components of vehicle maintenance and repair in more detail, preparing you with an advanced skillset necessary for success in a fast-moving and dynamic industry. The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about gaining a rounded knowledge and the practical skills required for a job in the industry – you’ll be spending a lot of time in our workshop, putting your knowledge into practice and improving your hand skills and diagnostic knowledge. You’ll be looking at everything: engines, tyres, brakes, steering, suspension, transmission, electrics and electronics. Basically, if it’s in a car, you’ll be studying it and developing all of the essential skills you need as a technician, practicing and carrying out maintenance and repair activities as you progress through the course. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit, exactly like a working garage. We also have a strong partnership with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), so employers know an automotive qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you have the very best skills as a mechanic or technician. So, if you are looking to develop a career in the automotive industry, want to learn from industry professionals and have a passion for the ever changing vehicle technologies then this is the best place to start. As a Level 2 course, this diploma is all about getting you ready for a professional career in the automotive industry by developing your essential skills and knowledge. You’ll be learning from and working with a passionate team who believe in supporting you so that you can achieve your goals in the industry. At the end of the course the qualification will be recognised by industry in many countries around the world.

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Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Motor Vehicle department


If you can’t get enough of cars and have your sights set on becoming a mechanic, then this is the course for you and will be your first step in a career in automotive engineering. The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time in our workshop, learning by doing as you work on a range of cars and vehicles. You’ll be looking at everything: engines, tyres, brakes, steering, suspension, transmission, and electronics. Basically, if it’s in a car, you’ll be studying it and developing all of the essential skills you need as a mechanic, carrying out maintenance and repair activities as you progress through the course. Our workshop features industry-standard equipment and kit, exactly like a working garage. We also have a strong partnership with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), so employers know an automotive qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you have the very best skills as a mechanic or technician. So, if you’re a bit of a petrol head and want a career working with cars and vehicles, this is the best place to start. As a Level 1 course, this diploma is all about introducing you to the automotive industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced automotive professionals and mechanics, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Motor Vehicle department


As a qualified mechanic you could work in an amazingly diverse industry, whether servicing, repairing, working managing a fl­eet or as a mobile specialist, once qualified there are lots of career opportunities. Modern technology means you won’t just be working with sockets, wrenches and pliers to repair engines, with modern cars now requiring computer diagnostics for fault finding and repairs you will become familiar with the latest technology, repair techniques and testing. We offer a range of professional qualifications and training that will allow you to become a qualified mechanic, whatever level you start at. The courses on this page show how you can study full-time to become a light vehicle specialist in general maintenance and repair. Level 1, 2 and 3 need to be achieved to be fully qualified. This one-year course will provide you with the chance to become a fully qualified light vehicle technician.

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