BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Vehicle Technology

About the course

Studied in Years 10 and 11, this course provides detailed coverage of vehicle technology, with an emphasis on applying understanding and experience to real-life situations within the workplace. Course modules include health and safety, light vehicle maintenance, removing and refitting components, engine system principles, layout and operation of vehicle systems and the maintenance of wheels, tyres, steering and suspension systems. You may also get chance to be part of the motorsport team, preparing the College vehicles for competitions such as sprints and navigational rallies.

Overview of units

The course content is built around a number of broad subject areas:

  • Engine technology
  • Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Removal and Refitting Techniques
  • Vehicle Maintenance Techniques
  • Welding and Assembly
  • Fault Diagnosis

Entry requirements



To pass the course you will need to complete practical tasks and complete assignments set for each unit. Your tutor will help you to prepare for these. At the same time, you will be improving your wider skills such as maths, English and ICT.

Where you can go next

This course will provide skills that could help you progress onto an apprenticeship or full-term employment. It opens up the possibilities for a range of fields where you might need technical skills and an understanding of how vehicles operate.

Information from the examination body

Full details of this course can be found at the Pearson website.

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