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Level 3 Diploma Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles CG

Designed to introduce you to modern vehicle diagnostic techniques, this course will help you to identify faults on all major vehicle systems.

Throughout your course, you will develop your knowledge and skills in core systems before investigating common faults, causes and how to identify them. Based in our fully equipped workshops, you will also learn electronic and non-electronic methods of fault diagnosis, using modern equipment.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 year full-time

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Units you may study include:

• Knowledge of diagnosing and rectifying automotive vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
• Knowledge and competency in diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle engine faults
• Knowledge of diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle transmission and drive line faults
• Competency in diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle engine chassis
• Extending practical skills to complete synoptic assessments

50% Assessment – Coursework 50% Assessment – Exam Apprenticeship Option

Ideally at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-5 or A*-C including English and Maths or a Level 2 qualification in Light Vehicle Maintenance, but this is subject to discussion at your interview.

If you haven’t already achieved a GCSE grade 5 or grade C in English or Maths, then you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths alongside your other qualifications.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.


Apply online Make an enquiry Call 01724 281 111

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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