motor vehicle student

Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

Motor Vehicle

This course is designed to allow you to specialise in the area of fault rectification and diagnosis on modern vehicles. You will build on the practical skills and knowledge you have learnt from a Level 2 motor vehicle qualification and will be well prepared for moving into the motor vehicle industry as a full-time technician. This diploma qualification is the technical certificate element of a modern motor vehicle apprenticeship so if you could find work in a garage on completion of the course, you would only need to complete the workplace observations and possibly functional skills. The level 3 qualification consists of the following units: • Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle engine faults • Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle chassis system faults • Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle transmission and driveline faults • Diagnosing and rectifying vehicle auxiliary electrical faults


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  • Subject area:

    Motor Vehicle

  • Duration:

    1 Year

  • Venue:

    St Albans Campus

  • Start dates:


  • Fees*:


  • Awarding body:

    City & Guilds of London Institute

About the department

We boast an impressive list of professional experts as part of our Motor Vehicle and Engineering team. Lecturers include people who have wide and varied knowledge of the motor vehicle industry.

Important Course Information

What are the Course Requirements?

You should have completed a full Level 2 motor vehcile qualification through either City & Guilds or IMI Awards.

Suitable for candidates who wish to make a career in the motor vehicle industry or further their studies from level 2 Motor Vehicle

In order to pass each qualification, candidates must demonstrate its learning outcomes by following 3 assessment components IMI Awards Practical Assessments IMI Awards On-line External Testing IMI Awards Phase Tests A minimum of 60% of each units learning outcomes must be achieved by the candidate completing practical activities in a workshop based environment.

Air conditioning systems and SRS, ABS breaking systems are topics which can be made available to enhance the overall qualification.

Progression and achievement can mean your next move could either be route to employment or University


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  • 16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation (this does not apply to HE courses). Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.
  • For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.
  • Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.