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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 3 at Peterborough Regional College

Course description

Anyone who wishes to develop occupational knowledge and progress into the motor industry.

Course content

Level 3 focuses on complex system fault diagnosis and advanced systems operation, i.e. faults that involve the interaction of more than one vehicle system and require an in–depth knowledge to enable accurate diagnosis to be made. A combination of technology and workshop–based learning including: • Advanced braking, steering and suspension systems • Advanced engine operations and fault diagnosis • Advanced transmission systems and fault diagnosis • Auxiliary systems and complex fault finding techniques

Entry requirements

Assessed on an individual basis by interview. It is essential to have a Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (or equivalent). You should also have 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above in English, maths, and science, plus a comprehensive knowledge of motor vehicle maintenance and repair. Practical motor vehicle work experience through your studies would be an advantage.


Typical assessment methods include: • Tests, involving short and long answer questions • Report, reviews, and case studies • Practical exercises, involving oral and written reports • Practical assignments (assessed for process, as well as product) • End of unit multiple choice question paper

Financial information

You will need to supply your own overalls and safety shoes or boots, along with sufficient stationery for class work.

Future opportunities

Possible employment in the motor industry. Further study at a higher level*.
Acquired transferable skills to other engineering areas.

*Additional qualifications may be required for progression to higher education.


Further information

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event, details will be provided upon application.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Peterborough Regional College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2017
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