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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 3 IMIAL Diploma at Eastleigh College

Course description

Level 3 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair is suitable for individuals who wish to undertake further study which will support their progression into the retail motor vehicle industry.


Course content

Through theory and practical lessons, you will develop the essential knowledge and skills required by the motor vehicle industry. This will include:

  • Health, safety and good housekeeping
  • Materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices
  • Support for job roles
  • Diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle engine faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle chassis system faults
  • Identify and agree motor vehicle customer service needs

All students studying on this programme will have a period in a local garage workshop and the colleges own MOT station to gain valuable work experience to prepare them for employment.

Programme tutors will arrange visits to industry based events, such as the Motorsport Show.

The study programme is 16 hours per week for 36 weeks and students will be expected to complete an additional 10 hours minimum of self-study each week. The timetable is usually over two and a half consecutive days.

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C including Maths and English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths.
  • You must also have a suitable Level 2 automotive qualification, along with a genuine interest in gaining experience of working in the retail automotive industry.
  • You will be required to undertake BKSB assessment in Maths and English, and attend a formal interview in college where you will be expected to demonstrate your interest and commitment to study.


You will be assessed through a combination of:

  • workshop based competence tasks and questioning
  • written assessments
  • external online testing
  • Functional Skills assessments in Maths and English
  • E-portfolio of evidence to show your competence and understanding of the qualification and skills

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You will need to provide suitable overalls and safety boots which must always be worn during all workshop activities, as well as a folder for your learning materials and pens as you will be expected to keep a record of your learning.

Future opportunities

The successful completion of this programme can lead to an Apprenticeship and possible progression to higher education.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 March 2016

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