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Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles (Light) Level 3 Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

The Motor Industry is constantly updating technology, at the City of Liverpool College we aim to emulate our teaching with industry standards through the City & Guilds qualification. City & Guilds is the most widely recognised qualification in the motor industry which demands standards that employers recognise.

If you have the drive, confidence and ability to perform in this challenging and dynamic sector, the rewards can be very attractive.

You will be trained by qualified staff who are from the motor industry and have various manufacturer backgrounds and many years of experience gained at the highest standards

You will also be encouraged to develop your key skills in application of number, communication and IT.

Course content

Through our programme we can take you from basic motor vehicle service skills right through to complex vehicle diagnostics on all systems. You will also gain personal skills that extends your knowledge in problem solving and team building.

You will be responsible for meeting deadlines, generating reports and customer handling. This experience will help you gain employment directly or employment via the apprenticeship scheme.

Diagnosis and rectification of vehicle engines and management systems,

Diagnosis and rectification of vehicle electrical auxiliary systems,

Diagnosis and rectification of vehicle chassis systems,

Diagnosis and rectification of vehicle transmission systems.

You will cover both knowledge and skills unit for the above, which means what you learn in the classroom will be covered in the workshop diagnosing system

Entry requirements

3 GCSE's at A to C including Maths and English or equivalent Completed a level 2 course in motor vehicle or have significant experience in motor vehicle repair.

Future opportunities

This qualification is recognised by the motor vehicle industry across the world. With a level 3 motor vehicle qualification you can also progress onto vehicle design courses at university. You can go directly into employment or apply for an apprenticeship programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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      The campus also houses motor vehicle repair workshops and an industry standard paint spraying booth.

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