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Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

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Course Description

If you’ve always been fascinated by cars, then you are the perfect person to study the Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

This course is taught at our Middleton Campus in Middleton, Greater Manchester. In particular, it’s located in our state-of-the-art Advanced Engineering and Technology Centre.

The building is one of the most sought-after places for trades-based training in the region – featuring 6,500 square-metres of the newest and most cutting edge equipment.

Our Motor Vehicle workshop is one of the most impressive parts of the facility, giving you access to all the tools and machinery that you need as you start building a highly desired skillset in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

Under the guidance of our expert tutors who have worked in the industry themselves, you’ll develop your knowledge and understanding of more advanced aspects of the trade, such diagnosis and rectification of auxiliary electrical system faults in vehicles.

It’s through perfecting such a broad skillset that you’ll find yourself in a fantastic position to confidently enter the workplace and start your career.

*This course is taught at our Middleton Campus, located in Middleton, Greater Manchester.

Qualifications

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma Vehicle Maintenance and Repair


Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above, preferably to include English and Maths
  • or a Level 2 qualification in Motor Vehicle
  • Or 1-5 years' experience in the trade

Entrants who do not have a grade 4 or above in English and Maths will continue studying these at the college

Details

You'll study a wide range of units which are designed to give you the perfect foundation for a career in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.


The following topics will provide you with a strong portfolio of evidence to allow you to enter the industry:


  • Health and safety
  • Job roles within the automotive industry
  • Materials fabrication, tools and measuring devices in the automotive environment

Meanwhile, some of the exciting specialist units that you'll undertake include:

  • Diagnosis and rectification of engine system faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of chassis system faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of auxiliary electrical system faults
  • Inspection of light vehicles

Work Experience

There is no specific work experience required or undertaken for this course. However, the motor vehicle workshop is designed to replicate a garage environment and will allow you to feel comfortable in a professional setting.

Progression

The completion of this course will present you with a number of exciting opportunities. You will be able to start your career through employment or continue to train through an apprenticeship.

In addition, you may wish to pursue to the VCQ Level 3 (conversion course, undertaken on day release/part-time)

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