Accessibility links

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 3 at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Are you looking for a career in the motor vehicle and transport industries?

Do you want advanced skills in the maintenance and repair of light vehicles?

This course builds your technical expertise and prepares you for the industry. It allows you to develop advance skills and gain a Level 3 qualification.

The course is suitable for students progressing from Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 (or an equivalent qualification) or directly from GCSEs.

It is approved by the Sector Skills Council (SSC), ensuring that it meets the quality requirements of the industry.

Course content

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical demonstrations
  • Realistic working tasks
  • Lectures to develop underpinning knowledge
  • Assignment work
  • Online learning
  • Visits to Industry and Trade Shows
  • Placement in the industry for a two week period

Entry requirements

  • You should have completed Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 (or equivalent qualification).
  • You will need to attend an interview and complete a basic skills assessment.
  • You must be enthusiastic and determined.
  • All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Internal practical assessment
  • Online assessment
  • Oral questioning
  • Written questions
  • Short learner task sheets for you to complete independently
  • Portfolios for the Workskills and Fabrication and Welding Engineering units

Future opportunities

Completion of this course will prepare you for employment in a range of vehicle industry contexts.

Due to technological advancements, companies in manufacture, retail, distribution, servicing and accident repair are constantly seeking to bring young people into this fast changing industry. You will have particular skills in light vehicle maintenance, and will be equipped for work as a Vehicle Technician.

In education, you could progress on to a higher education course.

You could proceed on to a number of higher education courses within Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.

You could also apply for a Modern Apprenticeship, or progress into employment and study for an NVQ 3 on a day release basis.

Career opportunities
  • Aeronautical Refinisher
  • Body Repair Technician
  • Motor Industry Manager
  • Motor Vehicle Technician
  • Motorcycle Technician
  • Vehicle Refinisher
  • Welder


Further information

Programme code: 0401H03B

Depending on the campus, students may be able to access elements of the programme in both English and Welsh through some programme learning materials being made available bilingually. Details will be provided to you at interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

Key information