Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma Level 3

Course Overview

This course is for learners who have completed a Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair programme or equivalent, or have vast experience of the motor trade.

Topics covered may 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 programme (subject to initial assessment and suitable employment in a garage) or employment within the automotive industry.

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. You will be invited to attend an informal discussion to assess your suitability for the course. You will need safety boots and overalls which can be purchased at enrolment if required.

Attendance Requirements You will attend College for three days a week.
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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.

Corey Perry-Jones

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