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Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level Three Diploma at East Riding College

Course description

This course builds on the level two subsidiary diploma/diploma course and looks at motorcycle maintenance and repair principles in greater depth and complexity. It is aimed at people who would like to go into work in industry as a diagnostic technician or in a supervisory role, or progress onto further study.

Course content

  • Diagnosing and rectifying motorcycle engine and component faults
  • Diagnosing and rectifying motorcycle chassis system faults
  • Diagnosing and rectifying auxiliary equipment electrical faults
  • Contributing to workplace good housekeeping
  • Ensuring your actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Maintaining positive working relationships

Plus one specialist unit from:

  • Inspecting motorcycle systems
  • Identifying and agreeing customer vehicle needs
  • Overhauling mechanical units
  • Diagnosing and rectifying motorcycle transmission and driveline system faults

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or above, includingmathematics and science
  • Level One Certificate/Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles or equivalent qualification
  • Suitable trade experience, with transferable occupational skills
  • A satisfactory interview and an initial assessment


Where appropriate any relevant experience or qualifications can be accredited towards this qualification.


You will be assessed by a range of techniques to include observation of practical activities in workshops, oral questioning, written reports and online testing.

Future opportunities

This qualification could help you get a job as a motorcycle engineer or a diagnostic technician and improve your career prospects if you want to move into a supervisory role. It could help you secure an apprenticeship or advanced apprenticeship or take more advanced courses such as IMIAL Level Four Certificate in Advanced Automotive Studies for Master Technicians.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Riding College directly.

Last updated date: 05 April 2016

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