Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Advanced Diploma at Derby College
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.
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
You must have achieved BOTH Maths and English GCSE at grade C 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.
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.
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).
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Derby College directly.