Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles - Level 3
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
Drive forward your career in the vehicle motor vehicle maintenance and repair sector of the Automotive Industry with this technical course. This course is perfect if you hold a Level 2 in Automotive and would like to progress.
Based in our specialist Automotive Academy, you will work on the latest Nissan and hybrid vehicles to gain key knowledge and skills required by motor vehicle employers, specialising in multiple repair and diagnostic areas.
You will also have the opportunity to experience the real workplace environment with past students working with the likes of NE Youth.
This course meets the specifications of City and Guilds, ensuring you will be qualified to work as a Vehicle Technician.
4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths or Functional Skills Level Two
Level 2 qualification in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
Equivalent industry recognised qualification and work experience
Good IT skills would be desirable.
Individual circumstances will be considered however this will be subject to an interview and initial assessment.
What will I achieve?
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
What will I learn?
Light Vehicle diagnostic and rectification principles of engines, tyres, brakes, steering, suspension, transmission and electrical systems
Personal and social development and employment skills
Electric vehicle safety, operation and basic repair advance diagnostic and rectification procedures on all major systems
Removal and refit of all additional body structure components
Customer service skills
How is the course taught?
Traditional classroom teaching
Online learning modules
Work with industry
How am I assessed?
Portfolio of evidence
Work experience opportunities
Where possible guest speakers and work experience opportunities will be presented.
English and Maths
English and maths skills are both essential and required within the Automotive sector. Your sessions will help with developing these skills further by embedding key skills within all delivered lessons.
Where can I progress?
This qualification has been awarded UCAS points and you can progress into HE after successful completion.
Upon completion, you can also progress onto further training and education in automotive and engineering subjects (including apprenticeship) or to a job role in the vehicle accident repair sector.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.
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What can I do with a qualification in Automotive
Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians
- Repairs and services air conditioning, heating and engine-cooling systems.
- Installs additional electrical amenities such as radio/CD players, aerials.
- Checks condition of electrical/electronic systems and carries out servicing tasks.
- Diagnoses faults in electrical/electronic circuitry, removes faulty components and fits replacements.
- Carries out routine maintenance checks on oil and air filters, brakes and other vehicle parts/systems.
- Reassembles, tests, adjusts and tunes the appropriate parts, systems or entire engine.
- Removes, dismantles, repairs and replaces defective parts and prepares new parts using appropriate tools.
- Visually checks, test drives or uses test equipment to diagnose engine and mechanical faults.
Median Salary£25,953 View more
Vehicle body builders and repairers
- Positions, secures and repairs external fittings including windows, doors, door handles, catches and roof attachments.
- Installs and repairs interior fittings including seats, seatbelts and fascia in cars, sinks and special features in caravans and mobile shops.
- Hammers out dents in bodywork, fills in small depressions or corroded areas in solder, plastic or other filler compound and replaces body panels using hand and power tools.
- Repairs damage to chassis and engine mountings using hydraulic rams, jacks and jigs.
- Selects, cuts, shapes and assembles materials to form parts of vehicle underframe, framework and body.
- Diagnoses job requirements or ascertains work specifications from drawings or instructions.
Median Salary£24,160 View more
Care Workers and Home Carers
- Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
- Monitors service users.
- Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
- Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
- Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
- Generally assists with service users.
- Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, and assists with feeding if required.
- Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.
Median Salary£19,742 View more
Vehicle and Parts Salespersons and Advisers
- Orders new supplies, arranges storage and updates stock records.
- Organises delivery of parts and handles payment.
- Obtains parts from store or orders from suppliers.
- Receives orders for parts by phone, email or in person and checks availability on stock record.
- Updates stock record, orders new vehicles from manufacturer, buys in used cars.
- Carries out pre-delivery inspection and formal hand-over of vehicle to customer.
- Negotiates sale price including any ‘trade-in’ and extra accessories, works out finance arrangements and completes sales paperwork.
- Discusses customer.