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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles- Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma at Plumpton College

Course description

Now that you're at an advanced level, you need a practical course that will give you all of the advanced techniques used in the motor vehicle industry.

Covering substantial units in diagnostic fault paths and complex vehicle electronic systems, this course will give you an independent approach to learning that you'll find really useful. Throughout your course, you'll get to extend your knowledge of all the theory you need to succeed. 

Course content

Course content 

You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. In addition, you'll gain a broad understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace and all the skills you'll need to work in a garage. You'll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. Modules include: 

  • Advanced chassis technology 
  • Advanced electrical and electronic technology 
  • Advanced engine technology 
  • Advanced transmission technology

Entry requirements


  • You'll need to have achieved 4 or more GCSEs between grade A-C (new grades 9-4) including English, Maths and a Science 
  • Successful completion of a Level 2 course in a related area 
  • Mature students without the above requirements will be considered. 

Financial information

Tuition Fee:

  • 16-18 exempt

Assessment Fee:

  • 16-18 exempt

Facility Fee:

  • Cost for day students- £120 per year
  • Cost for residential students- £200 per year

The facility fee is applicable to all our full time FE students and this is paid annually before you arrive for your enrolment and induction. This fee assists in providing non-educational facilities which include security, sports amenities, membership of the Sports and Social Club, minibuses, Wi Fi access, television room, on-site medical support and free car parking subject to availability.

For students aged 19 plus please contact Admissions for further fee information:

01273 892082

Future opportunities

Future Opportunities

By completing this course, you'll be able to go on to complete a Level 3 Land-Based Technology course or go on to take an apprenticeship. 

Further information

Course duration is 3 days per week for 1 year.

  • Modern, fully equipped workshops
  • Two ramps per workshop
  • A range of vehicles for you to work on 
  • Latest equipment to help you complete your studies around Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair syllabus
  • Fully equipped welding shop

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 October 2017
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    • The main Plumpton College site is located at the foot of the picturesque South Downs National Park. Six miles from Lewes, the County Town of East Sussex.

      The College specialises in providing a wide range of land-based courses in partnership with schools, for those in further education and for those in higher education. The College degree courses are validated by the University of Brighton.

      The range of courses cover all land-based provision including Agriculture, Horticulture, Floristry, Equine, Agricultural and Horticultural Machinery, Metalsmithing, Animal Care, Countryside Management, Forestry and Arboriculture, Sports (Outdoor Adventure) and Wine and Viticulture.