Diploma in
Automotive Maintenance & Repair Principles Level 2 Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5

This course is aimed at those who want to work in the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles.


Why take this course?

This course follows the Level 1 course, and is aimed at those who want to strengthen their skill set and pursue a career in the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles. 

What you will experience

You will build on your existing knowledge and understanding of automotive systems, and perfect your practical skills through hands-on work in vehicle service and repair. The course places a detailed focus on engine work, suspension, brakes, steering, transmission, electrics, valeting and servicing.

You will also study health and safety in the working environment and interpersonal aspects of the industry, such as working relationships.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a National 4, Intermediate 1 or Standard Grade Credit/General level qualification in Maths, English or a technical subject. An interest in motor vehicles would be an advantage.

Please note that applicants must be 16 or over.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

This course can lead on to a variety of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities.


Career opportunities are available in automotive garages and repair facilities, and many will also consider starting up their own business at sometime in the future. In this industry, common employment roles include:

  • Automotive Fitter
  • Car Mechanic
  • Mechanic
  • Repair Technician
  • Tyre Fitter
  • Vehicle Technician

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


Places are still available on this course, commencing in August 2019. Please see below for your options.

Aberdeen Altens Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
1 Year
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.