Automotive Maintenance and Repair (7270)

Last Updated: 17 May 2022

Our Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence qualifications are for those working on maintaining and repairing vehicles (such as cars, vans, trucks or motorycles) who would like to demonstrate their competence within their workplace.

Learners can progress from their first workshop repair job to a supervisory role in a small operation, a main dealer or even one of the largest manufacturers.

They have been developed using the latest National Occupational Standards and incorporate the latest knowledge and skills for some of the most exciting and fastest-growing areas in automotive industry, such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and electric vehicle technology. 

These qualifications are for anyone developing a career in the motor industry. You will need a current job or work placement where you can carry out repair work or tyre fitting.  If you don't have a suitable job or work placement, you could do one of our VRQs in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (7290).

The qualifications are aimed at learners aged 16+

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Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales – please check QiW website for available funding
  • Northern Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You will have the opportunity to cover a wide range of skills and knowledge by taking a combination of mandatory and optional units.

These qualifications are taken in the workplace and you will achieve it by proving that you can do your job to a high standard. Assessment is via observation and portfolio of evidence. For some units you may also have to complete an online knowledge test.

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

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.

Assessment will be via observation and a portfolio of evidence. For some units learners may also have to complete an online knowledge test.

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 2

Level 2 will suit you if you are working in the automotive industry and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A level 2 qualification could help you become a Light Vehicle/Motorcycle Service Technician or FastFit/Tyre Technician.  It could also help you progress onto a qualification at Level 3 or an automotive apprenticeship.

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence (7270-12)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence

  • Accreditation No: 610/0668/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ 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: Data unavailable 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: 31/12/2027 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information 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

Level 3 is ideal if you are an experienced worker in the automotive industry and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety and ensuring work meets the required standard.
What Careers Can This Lead To?
A level 3 qualification could help you become a Light Vehicle/Motorcycle  Service Diagnostic Technician or FastFit/Tyre Supervisor.  It could also help you to start running your own business.
Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence (7270-13)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence

  • Accreditation No: 610/0069/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ 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: Data unavailable 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: 31/12/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information 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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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.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to walled-garden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

Interested in delivering this qualification?

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