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Motor Vehicle - City and Guilds VRQ Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Level 3) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

This course is for learners who want to diagnose, test and repair a range of vehicles including cars and light vehicles.
The course provides a mixture of both practical activities and lectures, with the greater emphasis being placed on practicals, to help you gain a successful career in the motor industry. All learning will take place in our Technology Centre with classes taught by tutors with industry experience.

Course content

• Using hand tools (spanners, torque wrenches, socket sets, screw drivers)
• Using specialised diagnostic equipment
• Removing and replacing motor vehicle components and parts
• Diagnose and rectify common faults

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade C or above to include English and Mathematics OR BTEC Level 2 qualification OR NVQ Level 2 OR VRQ Level 2.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

Completion of this course allows you to progress into employment/VCQ Level 3 (conversion course, day release/part-time) alongside employment in the motor industry as an apprentice.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hopwood Hall College directly.

Last updated date: 22 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: TECL3MVFM1


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      By Road: 
      The Middleton Campus is two miles from junction 20 on the M62. Take the A627(M) towards Oldham and leave at first junction and follow signs to Middleton.
      By Rail: 
      The Castleton rail station is 2 miles from the Middleton campus, and takes around ten minutes to reach by bus.
      By Bus: 
      The No. 17 bus service runs frequent between Rochdale and Manchester approximately every ten minutes and stops at the entrance to the Middleton Campus.