Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles Certificate

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 2 Motor Vehicle

Working with heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), buses and other large transport requires specialist skills and training. We offer a dedicated full-time programme so you can go on to work with heavy vehicles, trailers and lift trucks, refrigeration lorries or bus ­fleets.

We offer a full-time initial preparation route (at Level 1 and 2 depending on your prior experience and qualifications) with a final Level 3 apprenticeship to take you to supervisory level employment in this sector with companies as diverse as Volvo and Heathrow Airport.

This one-year course allows you to specialise in heavy vehicle maintenance and repair. You will be working on real vehicles from day one in our training workshops and garages, from a 7.5-tonne ­flatbed lorry to a 38-tonne tractor unit.


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Ideal if:

You would like to pursue a career working with heavy vehicles, trailers and lift trucks.

You’ll need:

GCSE English and mathematics at grade C or 4, plus a Level 1 Diploma in a relevant subject, or an equivalent qualification.

You’ll learn:

how to work effectively
and safely in a heavy vehicle
environment, carry out routine maintenance, and develop knowledge of materials, engine mechanics, cooling and exhaust systems.


to be assessed by a range of methods from online multiple choice questions to workshop-based practical assignments.

You’ll love:

acquiring key industry skills and knowledge to improve your future employment opportunities.

You’ll go on to:

employment, a higher level apprenticeship or further study at Level 3.


Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Level 2 Diploma

Start Date

September 2018




1 year

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