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Vehicle Systems and Body & Paint Maintenance (Entry 3) Diploma at Northumberland College

Course description

This course is for those interested in car maintenance.

Course content

You will study vehicle systems, basic operation and maintenance requirements. You will also have functional skill elements, enrichment and personal/social development sessions.

Entry requirements

You don't need any formal qualifications but should have an interest in motor engineering.


Your progress will be assessed by multiple choice questioning and oral questioning. In addition you will complete job card records of the work carried out on the vehicle systems. These records are evidence for your qualification portfolio.

Future opportunities

After completing the course you could progress onto the City & Guilds 4902 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 1.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.