Level 3 Course


Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles


One Year – Full time

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Entry Requirements

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


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.

Next Steps

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. Those looking to further their knowledge could study an HNC or HND while in an Apprenticeship scheme.

For further assistance or speak to an adviser please call 01329 815 200