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

With this advanced course, you will be learning the theory behind the practical elements of light vehicle maintenance and repair principles, 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?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • How to maintain engine systems
  • Repair and replace vehicle tyres
  • Carry out wheel alignment
  • Inspect steering suspension components

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 motor vehicle qualification.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), 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.

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding to cover course fees. If you are aged 19-23 and this is your first full level 3 qualification, 100% of your course fees will be covered. More information can be provided upon application.

You could also choose to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees enabling you to study now, pay later. Loan eligibility isn't dependent on income or employment status and there is no credit check. Loan repayments don't start until you have finished your course and earn over £21,000 per year. However, if this is your first full level 3 qualification, 100% of your course fees will be covered. More information can be provided upon application.

More information can be provided upon application. For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please click here.

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

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will be ready to launch your career in the industry.

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

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

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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

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.

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