Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Course Overview

The course follows the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma which is designed to support vehicle technicians in the diagnostic aspect the Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Industry.

This Level 3 qualification is designed to provide a standardised approach for the delivery and assessment of the knowledge and skills requirements. It also provides the knowledge requirements for its related VCQ and forms the knowledge component of the IMI Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship framework (for Light Vehicle).

Mandatory units:
Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment
Supporting Job Roles in the Automotive Environment
Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Environment

Mandatory specialist units:
Diagnosing and Rectification of Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults
Diagnosing and Rectification of Light Vehicle Engine System Faults
Diagnosing and Rectification of Light Vehicle Transmission System Faults
Diagnosing and Rectification of Light Vehicle Electrical and Electronic System Faults

Updated November 2018

Entry Requirements

Applicants may be enrolled on the associated apprenticeship framework and have successfully completed the preceding Motor Vehicle Level 2 Technical Diploma and competence based VCQ.

A selection panel will consider each applicant's existing academic and vocational experience, plus the enthusiasm and determination to succeed.

Course Delivery

The course is delivered through practical demonstrations which are supported through realistic working tasks, where the emphasis is on you demonstrating the required skills. Underpinning knowledge for each unit is given via classroom based mode of delivery, where you are encouraged to participate in a range of learner centered activities.

Learners are assessed in a variety of ways including practical activities, multi-choice online examinations and participation in portfolio and assignment work.

Progression Opportunities

Successful learners who are also following an apprenticeship programme will have secured the necessary underpinning knowledge needed to further complete the associated VCQ.

The course qualifies for UCAS points, and opportunities for progression into associated Higher Education programmes may also be available at the nominated universities' discretion.

Additional Information

The following items are essential equipment for completion of the course:

Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology specialist text book L1-3 (ISBN=978 1 4085 15181)
Overalls and steel toe cap boots conforming to EN345-1 safety standards

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