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Motor Vehicle Maintenance (Level 3) Diploma at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This qualification is recognised throughout the industry as one of the recommended Level 3 technical certificates for students who wish to progress onto or are undertaking a motor vehicle apprenticeship.

Course content

You will study a range of topics through both theory and practical work, building upon the work covered at Level 2 including electronic management systems, vehicle systems, engines, vehicle maintenance, brakes, ignition, fuel, exhaust, steering, electrics and suspension. You will work towards the Level 3 City and Guilds units as appropriate.

Entry requirements

Level 2 qualification in Vehicle Maintenance with a satisfactory reference and equivalent English, maths and preferably science.


Practical work is continually assessed in the workshop. Theory work is assessed through assignments and a final phase test.

Financial information

You will need to purchase your own personal protective equipment (PPE) for the course including safety boots and overalls, approx. cost £50 - £60.

Future opportunities

This course will prepare you for employment on an Apprenticeship programme.

Further information

All of our students are encouraged to complete valuable work experience throughout the course and we use our various contacts to make sure you get the most out of these opportunities. It is expected that you will progress from this course onto an Apprenticeship programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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      A state of the art fitness suite provides relevant training for sports science and fitness instructors and will open to learners and staff at the campus. Supported Learning Programmes are able to utilise the most up to date sensory equipment and aids to encourage independant living.

      The Skills for Life Workshop has now moved to the new campus for individuals to improve their basic Maths and English skills and English classes for speakers of other languages.

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      The Manor restaurant is Tresham's prestigious new training restaurant located in the beautiful historic Manor House building, just a short walk away from the new Corby campus. The fully licensed Manor Restaurant will be open to the public for morning coffee, lunch and evening meals. Speciality dinners and theme nights also take place throughout the year.