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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Master your skills and deepen your knowledge of the motor industry from a repair and refit perspective. Focus on the diagnosis of modern, complex motor vehicle systems, including advanced systems operation and their faults. You will study both the practical and theoretical aspects of the diagnosis and repair of light vehicles, using industry-standard diagnostic equipment.


What Does The Programme Include

You will learn both in the classroom, with theory based discussions, multimedia presentations and worksheets as well as gaining hands on practical experience in our brand new Automotive Skills Centre. You will be expected to undertake independent learning through research tasks with the opportunity to undertake your own project vehicle builds.

Entry Requirements

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Diploma Level 2, or relevant industry experience.

Additional Information

You will require a uniform consisting of steel toe capped boots and overalls which can be purchased directly from our website. During your interview you will also sit an online suitability assessment. The result of this, plus your previous academic achievements and maturty will determine the level of course you are offered.

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the motor vehicle industry in job roles such as: Motor Vehicle Technician, Expert Technician, or Master Technician. Alternatively, you can progress to university to study a HNC/​HND in Motorsport, or degrees in Engineering or Technology.

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • Engine and cooling systems
  • Fuel systems
  • Transmission systems
  • Brake systems
  • Steering and suspension systems
  • Electrical systems and inspection


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