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Motor Vehicle Service & Repair Level 3 Diploma at Reading College

Course description

This course is designed to give students a nationally recognised qualification in vehicle maintenance and repair, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment within the industry. It covers the diagnosis and rectification of faults in engine, electrical, chassis and transmission systems.

Course content

You will receive instruction, guidance and encouragement to practise and develop the skills necessary to achieve the award. 

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • inspect vehicles
  • diagnose and rectify vehicle engine systems
  • diagnose and rectify vehicle chassis systems
  • diagnose and rectify auxiliary equipment and electrical faults

You will gain a City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

Entry requirements

5 or more GCSEs grades A*-C including English and maths
BTEC level 2 Diploma grade Merit or Distinction plus GCSE grade C or above or Functional Skills at level 2 in English and maths

Students will be required to purchase personal protective equipment and a text book, these are included in your Materials Fee which is payable at enrolment.

Financial information

The course includes an essential trip to the Motorsport show (approx £50).

Future opportunities

The Level 3 in motor vehicle provides the ideal foundation from which to further your skills within the motor industry. Possible job roles you could consider include: 

  • light or heavy vehicle diagnostic technician 
  • motorcycle diagnostic technician 
  • auto-electrical diagnostic technician

Further information

Attendance at a work placement is a compulsory component of this programme.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.