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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 3 Diploma at New College Durham

Course description

This programme is aimed at young people or unemployed adults who wish to study a full-time Motor Vehicle qualification that will help prepare them for the Automotive Sector.  The course is to be delivered on a full-time basis.  The award assesses applied knowledge and skills and prepares students for employment, and progression onto a work based qualification such as an Apprenticeship. It is for candidates wanting to develop practical skills, and broaden their understanding of motor vehicle systems and diagnostics procedures.  It also gives them the opportunity to learn how to develop others.

Course content

This course allows candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the automotive industry. 

This involves the overhauling, diagnostics and knowledge of the vehicle systems which include:

  • Engines
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Electrics
  • Transmissions

This qualification is part of the Automotive Maintenance and Repair Advanced Apprenticeship Framework (framework 1) which will replace current framework 4 from April 2011. Candidates will be assessed by on-line testing , formative unit assessment and summative on-line testing.

Entry requirements

Ideally you need to have experience in the motor vehicle industry or have completed a Level 2 full-time qualification in motor vehicle studies. Mature individuals may gain exceptional entry with relevant experience. Functional skills level 1 in Maths and English.

Future opportunities

Progression opportunities

It allows candidates to progress on toCity & Guilds qualifications: 4270-13 City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence Apprenticeship.

Related careers
Vehicle technician, mechanic or electrician Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.
Vehicle body builder or repairer Job holders in this unit group construct and repair the bodies of road vehicles, and fit interior and exterior fittings to vehicle bodies.
Vehicle paint technician Vehicle paint technicians use spray equipment to apply paint, cellulose and other protective or decorative materials to the bodywork of motor vehicles.
Assembler (vehicles or metal goods) Jobholders in this unit group undertake the routine assembly of vehicles and other metal goods or components such as frames, axles, wire brushes and wheels.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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