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(Motor) Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 3 at New College Nottingham

Course description

Our motor courses are all based at Bristol Street Motors in Sherwood where you’ll study in a fully commercial garage. This course will build on the knowledge and skills you gained at Level 2 and will support you in your journey to becoming a vehicle technician. There’s a great balance between theory and practical work giving you the tools you’ll need to succeed. 

The number of people employed as technicians will rise to more than 3,000 in the next year, with the average starting salary of £15k rising to £37k per year with experience. This is a great course for anybody who has a passion for cars, understanding how they work and enjoys solving problems and fixing things.

Course content

You'll be enthusiastic about working in the motor industry and ready to take on more challenging repair and maintenance work.  You’ll be diagnosing complex system faults and taking your learning and practical skills to the next level. Modules include:

- Engine systems
- Chassis systems
- Transmission
- Auxiliary electrics systems 
- The automotive environment
- Pre and post inspections of light vehicles
- Materials and measuring devices
- Health and safety

Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English language and/or maths or Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Diploma.


All full time further education courses are free for UK and EU residents who are between 16 and 18. If you're 19 or over please click here for information on how we can help with fees and speak to one of our friendly advisors on 0115 9 100 100.


You’ll take part in continuous practical assessments and tests.

Future opportunities

You can progress into a motor apprenticeship, into a career as a junior technician or onto an automotive degree.


If you would like to find out more about how this could unfold for you, our advisors are on hand to help – just click the Contact an Advisor option to the right.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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