About The Course
A technical qualification for students wishing to specialise in the maintenance, repair and fault diagnostics of vehicle systems. This course develops the skills and knowledge gained at Level 2 and includes training in the maintenance and repair of hybrid and electric vehicles.
Diagnostic skills are established through classroom and workshop based training and practice. This knowledge and the associated skills are developed in the application and use of a range of test equipment. This course will be delivered through a mix of practical and classroom-based learning.
Applicants must possess a strong Pass grade in City & Guilds or IMI Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair. They must also hold GCSE English and maths qualifications at grades 3 or above.
This qualification prepares you for employment in the motor vehicle industry. The knowledge and skills developed during this programme can enable you to progress to a technical or professional position.
The units include:
- Skills in diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle engine faults
- Skills in diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle chassis system faults
- Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle engine faults
- Knowledge in diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle chassis faults
- Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle transmission and driveline faults
- Skills in diagnosing and rectifying vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
- Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
Alongside the above, your study programme will include GCSE English and maths, where appropriate, which is timetabled for three days a week. Those who come to us with passes (grade 4 and above) in English and/or maths will follow a Professional Development programme alongside their main study programme.
Students will also complete 1-day a week at a suitable employer as part of the Industry Placement component of this programme.
You will require PPE for practical lessons, they are:
- Steel toe capped safety boots
- Safety glasses
You will also require a pen for your practical and theory lessons.
A locker will be provided to all students which will incur a fee with a non-refundable deposit.
This programme develops repair and fault finding skills and knowledge. Students will leave this course with a Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
Level 3 C&G Assessment includes:
4 online multiple-choice exams. The pass mark for these is 60%
Practical skills assessments
Written knowledge assessments
You will build a portfolio of evidence to record all assessment.
Students will undertake a mixture of 2-weeks block industry placements and a further 25 days of placement on a 1-day per week format for the rest of the course duration.
City & Guilds.