Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (VRQs) (4290)

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2022
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These qualifications are for anyone interested in starting or developing a career in the motor industry, whether you want to maintain and repair different types of vehicles or fit and replace parts and tyres.

Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles UCAS tariff

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The VRQs in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair are aimed at anyone interested in starting or developing a career in the motor industry. You do not need any previous experience or need to be in a current work placement. Most of the time these qualifications are taught in a college or training provider and learning is by doing rather than writing lots of notes.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales – please check QiW website for available funding
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You'll cover things like:

  • routine vehicle maintenance
  • removal and replacement of vehicle units
  • diagnosis and rectification of vehicle faults.
  • fitting and replacing vehicle tyres
  • maintenance and installation of alarms, digital instruments, satellite navigation systems, etc

To gain a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) you learn with your training provider or FE college, learning by doing. Assessment is via combination of essential underpinning knowledge with practical learning. This includes practical tasks, oral/written questioning and online tests.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

For some options you'll need to simulate a workplace where learners can demonstrate skills to diagnose faults and repair vehicles.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

To find all the resource requirements for assessment and delivery, download the handbooks from the centre documents section.

Level 1


Level 1 in Vehicle Maintenance (4290-11)
Last Registration Date: 31 May 2022 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 1 Diploma Vehicle Maintenance

  • Accreditation No: 501/1010/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 41 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 323 - 434 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 410 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2023 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £81.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 1 Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance

  • Accreditation No: 501/1230/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 25 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 187 - 207 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 250 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2023 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £81.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you have already developed a good foundation of skills and knowledge required to become a vehicle service technician and are ready to move to the next level. At this level you can choose from the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
  • Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles
  • Vehicle Fitting Principles Qualifications.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?
  • FastFit/Tyre Technicia
  • Heavy Vehicle Service Technician
  • Motorcycle Service Technician
Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (4290-12)
Last Registration Date: 31 May 2022 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

  • Accreditation No: 500/9707/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 78 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 640 - 685 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 780 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £83.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Certificate in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (4290-17)
Last Registration Date: 31 May 2022 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 Certificate in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

  • Accreditation No: 600/1177/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 34 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 310 - 320 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 340 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £71.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (4290-22)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2026

Level 2 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

  • Accreditation No: 500/9982/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 78 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 645 - 660 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 780 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £90.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles (4290-32)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2026

Level 2 Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles

  • Accreditation No: 501/0288/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 70 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 595 - 595 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 700 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £90.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 in Vehicle Fitting Principles Qualifications (4290-52)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2026 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Fitting Principles

  • Accreditation No: 501/0748/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 51 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 426 - 503 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 510 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £85.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Certificate in Vehicle Fitting Principles

  • Accreditation No: 600/1448/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 36 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 306 - 350 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 360 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £85.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Specialist Tyre Fitting Principles

  • Accreditation No: 600/1449/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 46 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 390 - 402 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 460 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £85.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance (4290-70)
Last Registration Date: 31 May 2022

Level 2 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance

  • Accreditation No: 600/5221/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 375 - 375 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £37.10 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3

This level will suit you if you have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge and looking to gain more responsibility by supervising others, running your own business or moving to a diagnostic technician level. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring work meets the required standard. At this level you can choose from the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
  • Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles.
  • Diploma in Vehicle Fitting Supervisory Principles

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?
  • FastFit Supervisor
  • Heavy Vehicle Diagnostic Technician
  • Motorcycle Diagnostic Technician
  • Running your own business
Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (4290-13)
Last Registration Date: 31 May 2022 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

  • Accreditation No: 501/0019/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 73 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 605 - 650 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 730 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £100.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (4290-23)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2026

Level 3 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

  • Accreditation No: 500/9983/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 79 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 670 - 717 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 790 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2029 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £108.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles (4290-33)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2026

Level 3 Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles

  • Accreditation No: 501/0021/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 79 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 665 - 665 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 790 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2029 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £108.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Repair and Replacement (4290-71)
Last Registration Date: 31 May 2022

Level 3 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Repair and Replacement

  • Accreditation No: 600/5220/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 5 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 50 - 50 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 50 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/05/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £37.10 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Additional information for centres

Smart Screen

SMARTSCREEN IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

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Learning Assistant

LEARNING ASSISTANT IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

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Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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4290 Level 2

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Additional documents

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Purpose and Recognition