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L2 Diploma in Vehicle Inspection

Who is it suitable for?

This knowledge and skills qualification (VRQ) is primarily designed to meet the needs of the young apprentice. It suits school & college students (and leavers) who wish to join the automotive industry.


It provides learners with the opportunity to study both the theory and practical aspects of a range of routine vehicle inspection, fitting and maintenance procedures:

  • Routine light vehicle maintenance, including engine systems.
  • Inspecting, repairing and replacing light vehicle: standard and high performance tyres.
  • Carrying out light vehicle four wheel alignment.
  • Inspecting and replacing light vehicle: exhaust components, suspension dampers & springs, vehicle batteries and braking systems & components.
  • Learners also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, agreeing customer vehicle needs and other skills associated with working in a garage.


This qualification offers the opportunity for progression onto:

  • a full IMI SSC L2 Apprenticeship – or one of its component qualifications, e.g. a L2 Light Vehicle Technical Certificate
  • a Vocational Competence Qualification (VCQ) for those who are employed.


The assessment is made up of two components:

  • Practical tasks 
  • Online testing

Want to know more?

Please contact an IMI approved centre.


 View this qualification on the Register of Regulated Qualifications