Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

Diploma Automotive

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Age Group
16 - 18

Openshaw Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

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Would you like to develop the skills you'll need to work on modern, 21st century automotive vehicles and enjoy an exciting, challenging and successful career in this industry? If you said yes, then this Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles is the ideal course to continue your journey.

Building on the knowledge and understanding you've learnt on a previous Level 2 course, this diploma will help you advance your abilities even further and focus your skills on more specialist areas. Working both in the classroom and through practical workshop sessions, you'll explore a range of engine management systems and component faults, dissect electrical auxiliary equipment and component faults, and learn how to repair issues with a chassis.

You'll also further your experience and awareness of health and safety in the workshop and around the office, and develop a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities in each department of a dealership or garage. This will help you apply for a number of different positions in the future and engage effectively with prospective employers.

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Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

This Level 3 Diploma is assessed through a variety of practical, written and oral assignments, designed to measure your knowledge and skill. You'll be observed by an assessor and answer questions orally, as well as completing online tests set by the IMI.

Once you have successfully completed this Light Vehicle Maintenance Level 3 course, you'll have strong knowledge and understanding of the automotive sector, giving you a good advantage for your future career.

You might wish to apply for apprenticeships in the industry, or continue onto further, higher level qualifications. Or you might use this qualification to pursue a career in the automotive sector right away, with a position as an engineer, a vehicle technician or fitter, a breakdown specialist or one of a number of other options.

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If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government.

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If you love tinkering with cars and are never happier than when you’re wearing overalls and figuring out how things work, a career in the automotive industry could be just around the corner.

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