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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 3 Diploma at Northumberland College

Course description

This course is a continuation of the Level 2 course and deals with the repair and maintenance of all types of vehicles.

Course content

You will study units including contributing to workplace good housekeeping, ensuring your own actions reduce risks to health and safety and maintaining positive working relationships.

Entry requirements

You will need to have City & Guilds 4101 Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance Level 2 (both VRQ and NVQ parts) or, in the opinion of the course team leader, have sufficient practical experience to enable you to complete the qualification.


Your progress will be assessed by a number of observed practical tasks in the workplace, witness testimony and verbal questioning of essential knowledge.

Future opportunities

After completing the course you will be able to progress to a range of further education and professional body awards.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.