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What's Involved

Are you interested in learning about the advanced maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and the various jobs that are available within the retail motor industry? If so, then this qualification is specifically designed to engage and motivate you.

To gain a full Level 3 Diploma you must achieve a minimum of 73 credits. The mix of units studied include health and safety, and a complete diagnostic studies for the following area: engine systems, transmission systems, chassis systems electrical systems, vehicle chassis systems and preparation for work.

Entry Requirements

You'll have successfully completed a full Level 2 Diploma in a relevant subject and will hold GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade 4 (C) or above.

Previous work experience in this area is highly desirable and you'll evidence your knowledge in a pre-course practical taster session. After meeting with Motor Vehicle staff you'll additionally undertake online skills tests in Literacy and Numeracy to determine your skill levels.

Where will it take me?

This Diploma is ideal for 16-19 year old learners, who enjoy the sector and wish to develop experience in a variety of motor industry sectors, at a level to suit their ability. It can support their progress to a Higher Diploma (Level 4).

You could progress to the next level - Level 4 Vehicle Maintenance & Repair or Level 4 Master Technician (both require Distinction grades at Level 3 for progression) or you can apply for direct entry into the Automotive Industry.

Course Assessment Method

The learning outcomes are assessed by a mixture of practical task-based assessment, direct observation, oral questioning and online assessments.

Course units include:

  • Unit G0102: Health and safety,
  • Unit G3: Automotive environment,
  • Unit G4: Tools, equipment and materials,
  • Unit AE06: Electrical systems,
  • Unit LV07: Engine systems,
  • Unit LV08: Chassis systems,
  • Unit LV13: Transmission systems.

Where and When

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles Level 3 IMI Diploma (Qcf)

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Fee Information

Course Code Study Mode Start Date Under 16 16-18 19+ International
J836D3F-19 Full Time 02/09/2019 £5,716 £0 £5,716 N/A

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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