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Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Light Vehicle)

This specialist course is specifically designed for apprentices, enabling them to enhance their knowledge and skills previously gained at level 2.

You'll be learning the theory behind the practical elements of this course, understanding various diagnostic techniques and exploring engine and electrical faults.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

Projects are exciting and innovative, including elements of research and academic writing. These creative projects will enable you to develop a personal style as well as enhance your specialist skills.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by assignments, phase tests, completion of module packs and an e-portfolio, online exams and workshop practical assessments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have successfully completed a level 2 qualification.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This level 3 qualification is highly respected within the motor vehicle repair industry and should help any successful graduate of the course into employment.

There is also an opportunity to progress on to the level 4 IMI diploma in vehicle maintenance and repair principles.

Alternatively, you may choose to become an MOT tester and our ATA inspection accreditation will help you to achieve this.

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Why study Motor Vehicle with us?

Future Prospects

70% of our motor vehicle students have successfully progressed into full-time employment.

Automotive Hub

We offer MOTs, car services, body repairs, paintless dent removal and smart repairs to the public.

Employer Links

Strong links with local automotive businesses, helping you to secure work experience and employment.


E-portfolio allows you to submit your work online and receive efficient feedback from tutors.

Earn and Learn

You can progress onto an apprenticeship to earn while you learn.

IMI Recognised Employer

We've been presented with a prestigious award for our professionalism and expertise.