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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles C&G Diploma Level 3 at Hackney Community College

Course description

Get the skills you need to specialise in a number of specific areas of the motor vehicle industry. This is a diagnostic course covering engines, transmission and electronic systems.

Course content

You will learn through a mixture of classroom lessons and practical workshops which take part in our onsite garage. You will also take part in a range of practical demonstrations using a wide range of diagnostic equipment and scanners.

In addition to the 3 days a week at College, you will be encouraged to do extra research and read up on the topics discussed during your lessons. You may feel the need to spend some time writing up practical assignments based on your research and practical experience.

Entry requirements

Level 2 IMI Diploma, City & Guilds Level 2 or suitable trade experience, plus a College interview and assessment.


There are five 900 word assignments to do with fuel systems, ABS, electrical systems and transmission systems. Your performance at completing diagnostic repairs will also be assessed.


Financial information

·         16-18 year-olds do not have to pay tuition fees on FE courses

·         many 16-18 year-olds may be eligible to receive a bursary

·         many 16-18 year-olds can receive a Free College Meals pass (depending on eligibility)

·         Transport for London student travel cards are available.

·         Re-sits, CRB fees and other incidental costs are to be paid when due.

Future opportunities

Level 4 IMI Masters or garage management, or employment in a range of roles, including an MOT tester.


Further information

Before you start your lessons, you’ll take part in induction sessions, where you’ll meet other students and find out all about the support that’s available to you. This includes learning about the Virtual Learning Environment, tutorials and the campus facilities. All students can receive free, confidential and impartial advice on things like: your next step in education or your career, finance, housing, health, immigration, benefit claims, legal problems, sexual health, drugs, staying safe, personal / emotional concerns and other issues.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 April 2016
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