Automotive Maintenance and Repair (7290)

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2021

Opening for registrations in early 2022

Our Automotive Maintenance and Repair qualifications, at levels 1 through to level 4, 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 (cars, vans, trucks, or even motorcycles), fit and replace parts and tyres, run your own car valeting business or work on hybrid vehicles safely.

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. 

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These qualifications are for anyone developing a career in the motor industry. You do not need any previous experience or need to be in a current work placement.

The qualifications are aimed at learners aged 16+


Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • 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.

Assessment methods include practical tasks, oral/written questioning and online tests.

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.

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 will suit you if you are new to the industry and would like to develop basic knowledge and skills in motor vehicle systems.

These qualifications could also be used as an ‘interest’ course for a wide range of learners.


What Careers Can This Lead To?

A qualification at Level 1 could help you get your first job as a Tyre Fitter, or help you progress onto a qualification at Level 2 or an automotive apprenticeship.

Level 1 Award in Introduction to Electric and Hybrid Vehicle High Energy Systems (7290-01)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 1 Award in Introduction to Electric and Hybrid Vehicle High Energy Systems

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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 1 Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance (7290-10)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 1 Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance

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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2027 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance (7290-11)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 1 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2027 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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. 

What Careers Can This Lead To?

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

Level 2 Award in Safe Maintenance of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (7290-02)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2023 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 Award in Safe Maintenance of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

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  • Last Certification: 31/08/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (7290-12)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2027 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 2 Certificate in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (7290-17)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 Certificate in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2027 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 2 Award in Hazard Management of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (7290-72)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 2 Award in Hazard Management of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2027 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

This level will suit you if you have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge and are 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. 
What Careers Can This Lead To?
A level 3 qualification could help you become a Light Vehicle/Heavy Vehicle/Motorcycle Diagnostic Technician or a FastFit Supervisor or running your own business.
Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (7290-13)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 3 Award in Component Removal and Replacement in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (7290-63)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 3 Award in Component Removal and Replacement in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 3 Award in Diagnosis, Repair and Recalibration of Advanced Driver Assist Systems (7290-83)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 3 Award in Diagnosis, Repair and Recalibration of Advanced Driver Assist Systems

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4

Level 4 Award in Diagnosis and Rectification of Faults in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (7290-04)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 4 Award in Diagnosis and Rectification of Faults in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable 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
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  • Last Certification: 31/12/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
Level 4 Award in Diagnosis and Rectification of Faults in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (7290-64)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2025 Supportive services: SmartScreen Learning Assistant

Level 4 Award in Diagnosis and Rectification of Faults in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable 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
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  • 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

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