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Light Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repir Principles - Level 3 Diploma at Easton & Otley College

Course description

This is for individuals who are not employed in the motor industry who want the opportunity to develop occupational knowledge to carry out the practical tasks of a diagnostic technician, working in the areas of electrical/electronic control systems, mechanical and suspension fault finding.

This course is designed to give a comprehensive understanding into the skills needed for a successful career in the motor vehicle industry. This is one year, full time course based at our Otley campus. The awarding body is IMIAL.

Students at the Otley campus benefit from modern, purpose built facilities to learn in, including light and heavy vehicle workshops as well as classrooms. Students also benefit from a wide range of equipment, including diagnostic testing equipment, vehicle body repair equipment and a variety of vehicles to work on, including cars, motor bikes and go carts.

Students are also given the opportunity to participate in regional and national challenges, as well as forge links with the local community.

Course content

This course is designed for individuals not employed in the industry who want to develop their fault-finding and occupational knowledge needed to be successful in this industry. This course is based on in-depth fault diagnosis, and will involve using modern diagnostic equipment to diagnose and rectify complex electrical and mechanical faults.

The IMI courses allow us to take some of your underpinning knowledge from a full time course and use it to build up your work-based learning portfolio, and if you were to change onto an apprenticeship, this gives you the flexibility to if a full time role becomes available. Students are also given the opportunity to better their qualifications in English, Maths and ICT.

Entry requirements

A profile of GCSEs at grade C to include English and Maths and Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair.

 Students must also have a good understanding of numeracy and literacy. After application, students will be informally interviewed to assess their suitability for this course.

Future opportunities

Progression routes from this course include a range of possible Higher Education Engineering (not limited to Motor Vehicle) qualifications, foundation degrees, or directly into full time employment in the industry

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Easton & Otley College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016

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    • The many excellent facilities at Easton & Otley College give you a once-in-lifetime opportunity to further your ambitions and help you get the very most from your time with us.

      A self-contained campus located 9 miles outside Ipswich, Otley caters for a wide range of courses in a number of specialist buildings, many of which have been recently refitted and refurbished.  It’s a well-connected campus, with an extensive and ever-expanding network of direct bus routes linking Otley to all parts of Suffolk and Essex.