Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Full Time

  • Intermediate
14 September 2020TBCColin Gibbs

Entry Requirements

The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.

There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.


Those wishing to enter the light transport industry as a repair technician, though the experience gained on this course will assist in an understanding of many other transport related maintenance areas:

  • Light Vehicle Repair
  • Agriculture Maintenance
  • Motor Cycle
  • Construction Plant Maintenance
  • Heavy Goods Vehicle

Throughout the course, time will be spent undertaking a combination of practical and theoretical learning experiences. It should be noted that some aspects of this course will require private study. You will be expected to study additional qualifications, such as key skills at the appropriate level.

On successful completion separate certificates/units of credit will be awarded.


As part of this course you will attend 1 lesson per week in one of the following subjects;

  • English
  • Maths

These classes will be with subject specialists and delivered at a level to suit you.


A mix of continuous assessment, internal practical tests and external examinations are used to achieve this nationally recognised qualification from an internationally respected awarding body.


On successful completion of this course students can progress on to a Level 3 Diploma Motor vehicle course in their selected discipline or use it as a means of gaining employment within the transport repair industries and associated areas.


You will require: relevant work books, stationary etc, specialist text books, safety footwear, two specific coloured boiler suits, safety goggles and there will be a materials charge. It is expected that the total cost of these items will be in the region of £250.


For further specific details on the qualification and the industry log on to :

Study Programmes

All Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds at The Isle of Wight College are designed to include:

  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • Extended work experience/industry placement for Level 2 learners Over the course of your Level 2 study programme you may be expected to do between 36 – 415 hours of industry placement depending on the course you have chosen. All learners are expected, and encouraged, to do their best to find their own relevant, purposeful work experience which supports their career progression.
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A* - C (9 - 4 using the new grades) in these subjects by age 16
  • Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals
  • A vocational experience which will form the substantial part of the programme

These four elements of the programme should combine to provide stretch and challenge for you helping to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.

Please refer to the 16 to 19 study programme document to learn more.

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