Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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Course Location

College

Trafford College

Location

Stretford Campus

Further Details

Age

College 16-18

Department

Motor Vehicle

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 5421.00
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Course Code

TFP-MT3D-1100

Course Overview

This course is designed to give learners the high level specialist technical knowledge and skills needed to carry out diagnostic and fault finding procedures on modern cars and other light vehicles.

The qualification helps provide entry into employment within the retail motor industry and onto apprenticeships in light vehicle maintenance and repair, it also provides a high level of underpinning knowledge and skills which may allow progression onto some higher education qualifications in automotive related subjects.

Areas of study for the level 3 include:

Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle electrical faults
Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle engine faults
Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle chassis system faults
Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle transmission and driveline system faults

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 4 or above (inckuding maths and English Language).

Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

What you will Learn

The course is a mixture of practical and theoretical knowledge.

Theory is delivered through a combination of classroom based sessions along with independent learning assessed through a number of written assignments.

The practical element of the course takes place in our fully equipped motor vehicle workshops using modern diagnostic and fault finding equipment. Learners are required to provide their own safety footwear and protective overalls for these sessions.

A good understanding of the fundamentals of vehicle technology is essential for those wishing to undertake this course, in order to determine this prospective candidates will need to undergo an interview with the course tutor and a knowledge assessment.

Assessment

The programme is based on continuous practical assessment along with completion of a portfolio of evidence. Each unit also includes a written assessment and multi-choice examination.

Progression

Successful candidates can progress to onto an apprenticeship or employment as a trainee vehicle technician.

The qualification may allow progression onto some higher education qualifications in automotive and engineering related subjects.

Career Options

Engineering technicians, aircraft maintenance, telecommunications engineer, mechanic. electrician.

Mandatory Units

Knowledge of Diagnosis and Rectification of Light Vehicle Engine Faults
Skills in Diagnosing and Rectifying Light Vehicle Engine Faults
Knowledge in Diagnosis and Rectification of Light Vehicle Chassis Faults
Skills in Diagnosing and Rectifying Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults
Knowledge of Diagnosis and Rectification of Light Vehicle Transmission and Driveline Faults
Skills in diagnosing and Rectifying Light Vehicle Transmission and Driveline Faults
Technical Excellence Pressure Testing

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Disclaimer

Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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