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Level: 3

Location: Johnson Building

Years: 1

24+ Loan Amount: 5421.00****

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Course Summary

This Level 3 course is for those wishing to specialise in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair for a career in the motor industry or for those wanting to progress to university level courses afterwards.

It is designed for school and college leavers who have already achieved grade C or above in BOTH Maths and English and the Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. This course also includes a mandatory Level 3 Maths unit and academic writing skills for those wishing to progress to university.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved BOTH Maths and English GCSE at grade 4 or above and the full Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.  You should also have passed the mechanical comprehension entrance test, alongside a successful interview.

Course Content

You will study:

  • Health and Safety
  • Tools, Equipment and Materials
  • G3 Skills in Supporting Job Roles
  • Diagnose Engine Systems and Components
  • Diagnose Chassis Systems and Components
  • Diagnose Electrical Systems and Components
  • Diagnose Transmission Systems and Components
  • Inspecting Light Vehicles Using Prescribed Methods
  • A-level equivalent Maths units (for progression to university)
  • A minimum of five days work experience in a motor vehicle environment

How will I be assessed?

Underpinning knowledge will be assessed via online external tests and assignments for all units.  Practical activities are assessed in our centre using externally set criteria.  Level 3 Maths and G3 job roles are assessed by written assignments and online exams.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You must provide your own steel toe-capped boots to be worn at all times in the workshops.  A £40 fee will be required for College overalls, sweatshirts and T-shirts.

What can I do after this course?

Subject to achieving the Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and the Level 3 Maths units, with a successful application you would be eligible to apply for a Foundation Degree/Degree in Motorsport at university. Without the Level 3 Maths unit, your pathway would be restricted to an apprenticeship (if employment is secured).

Even with the Level 3 Maths unit, and with employment as an apprentice, you can progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence (VCQ).

Want to know more about life in the motor industry? Why not visit www.autocity.org.uk/world-of-work for an introduction?

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