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Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

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Information about this Course

Study Type
Full Time

Course Area
Engineering & Manufacturing

1 Year

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 including Science, English and Maths. You will also require a full Level 2 Motor Vehicle qualification.

Course Information

This qualification will continue to help you develop the skills required within the industry, opening doors to a range of employment opportunities in the automotive engineering industry.

The course units cover all the skills and knowledge required to:

·         Diagnose and rectify vehicle engine systems and component faults

·         Inspect vehicles /

·         Diagnose and rectify vehicle chassis systems and component faults

·         Diagnose and rectify auxiliary equipment and electrical faults

·         Diagnose and rectify transmission faults.

The course also involves topics such as materials fabrication and job roles in the automotive engineering work environment. You will study both the theory and practical aspects of light vehicle maintenance including health and safety and other skills associated with working in a garage or main dealership.



Students completing this course will have broad skills and knowledge about motor vehicles and could gain employment in a garage, in accident repair or with a vehicle and parts retailer. You could also continue your training as a Higher apprentice or at university to achieve an HNC, HND or degree.


Ucas Points
16 - 48