Where will this course lead?

At level 3, you have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge and looking to gain more responsibility by supervising others, running your own business or moving to a diagnostic technician level. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring work meets the required standard. You could become a Light Vehicle/Heavy Vehicle/Motorcycle Diagnostic Technician or a FastFit Supervisor or running your own business.

What will I study?

You'll cover things like:

- routine vehicle maintenance (cars, vans, lorries, motorcycles, hybrid vehicles, etc)
- removal and replacement of vehicle units
- diagnosis and rectification of vehicle faults
- working safely on hybrid vehicles
- valeting cars or running your own car valeting business
- fitting and replacing vehicle tyres
- maintenance and installation of alarms, digital instruments, satellite navigation systems

How will this course be delivered?

The course involves practical assessments in the motor vehicle workshop and the theories in the classroom.

What qualifications will I get?

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 3 Diploma CG

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is via combination of essential underpinning knowledge with practical learning. This includes practical tasks, oral/written questioning and online tests. Online multiple choice tests (graded Pass, Merit, Distinction) and assignments (graded Pass)

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interview and an initial assessment.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum qualifications: Mathematics and English language at GCSE grade C/4 or above or equivalent and a relevant full level 2 motor vehicle qualification.

If you are applying as a school leaver, please initially apply for the Entry Level or Level 1 course depending on your expected grades. You will then be able to work towards progression onto higher level courses.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

What else do I need to know?

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/1 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades. Solihull College & University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands

What can I do after this course?

You can progress into employment.


Woodlands Campus

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Course Fee

N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds

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Full Time