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Motor Vehicle Level 3 at Malvern Hills College

Course description

This is a progression course providing further theory and practical requirements for motor vehicle technicians. It emphasises the need to understand the theory and the practical aspects of all components on modern motor vehicles.

Course content

What’s involved?

• Diagnostic principles behind fault finding on engine systems, chassis systems, auxiliary electrical systems and transmission systems of modern vehicles
• Practical experience and assessment in diagnosing on the above systems
• Customer Service unit to increase knowledge of the motor vehicle trade

How will I be studying?

Practical training on all aspects of motor vehicle engineering including: engine technology, transmission systems, fuel and exhaust systems including fuel injection technology, steering and suspension, electronic ignition and engine management systems, vehicle performance testing, fault diagnosis and diesel fuel systems. The course is a mixture of practical and theory work in the College's modern, well equipped workshops and advanced automotive diagnostic centre. Theory work is structured to complement the practical work.

Entry requirements

You will need to have a recognised current full Level 2 Motor Vehicle Maintenance Certificate/Diploma or equivalent, or proven trade experience with evidence of training.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 3 qualification you can progress through to Higher Education. Alternatively you can find employment in the Motor Industry and use the qualification as a Technical Certificate for the Advanced Apprenticeship. Level 3 is a valuable qualification for those wishing to progress into a management role in the future.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Malvern Hills College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

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    • The Evesham campus is a short walk from Evesham town centre. It is well placed for bus links from the surroundings area.

      The campus has...

      ·         A state of the art motor vehicle workshops

      ·         New hair & beauty training salons called PURE - Hair, Beauty & Relaxation, which are also open to the public

      ·         Training rooms for public services and construction

      ·         A dedicated health and childcare teaching area

      ·         Fully equipped IT facilities and media suite

      ·         A new photographic studio

      ·         An Energy Training Centre

      ·         Indoor and outdoor animal care facilities

      We also have a well equipped Learning Resources Centre and an excellent refreshment and relaxation area in The Hub, which includes a Costa Coffee Shop.