Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma Level 3

Course Overview

It’s not too late to apply for this academic year! Phone 01278 455464.

This course is for learners who have completed a Level 2 Diploma programme or equivalent, or have vast experience of the motor trade.

Topics covered will include:

  • Diagnostics and rectification of automotive auxiliary
  • Electrical Faults
  • Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle engine faults, chassis, transmission and driveline faults
  • Knowledge of inspecting light vehicles using prescribed methods

Assessment Methods

The qualification is achieved by demonstrating that you are both practically and theoretically competent. This ensures a good all round ability. Your practical evidence will be developed in the College’s fantastic workshops throughout the year and by working in a garage whilst on work experience. You will also be assessed via online exams throughout the year which all count towards your final qualification. You will also be expected to complete work experience in a relevant placement.

Progression Options

Students may like to progress on to an Apprenticeship (subject to initial assessment and suitable employment in a garage), find employment in a garage or carry out additional short course training at our bespoke training facility at our Taunton campus.

Course Summary

Course Title Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including Maths and English, or an
appropriate Level 2 qualification with Merit grade. Entry will also be
subject to a successful interview. You also need to purchase safety boots and
overalls for all workshop activities.

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Spotlight

I’ve really enjoyed learning all about the internals of cars and what a car relies on to run smoothly. This benefits me in the workplace because I know how parts work when I come to repair or replace them. So far my greatest achievement has been passing the first year. I’m really proud of this because it means I’m on track to becoming a qualified mechanic.

Corey Perry-Jones

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