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Vehicle Maintenance – Level 3

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About the course

This course provides you with a range of skills including the diagnosis of complex system faults and advanced systems operation. You will gain the essential knowledge for diagnostic technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. You will be working on hi-tech rigs and live vehicles, and will use the latest diagnostic tools for diesel and petrol vehicles. The course includes diagnosis of complex system faults; advanced systems operation; multi-step diagnostic repair; and transmission systems. Assessments will be through a combination of practical experience on motor vehicles and rigs, online tests and written assignment. You will need boots and overalls. Our incredible facilities on site include the state-of-theart £3.5 million Automotive Centre, which houses three specialist workshops, and the college has strong links with local dealerships and garages.

Topics and units

– Vehicle electrical systems
– Vehicle chassis systems
– Vehicle engine systems
– Vehicle transmission systems

Work placement opportunities: Archers Autos, NRT Specialists, New Street Car Centre, AGF Motors, and MOTs Are Us

Careers and progression

Progressing to: Specialist electronic systems and
diagnostics roles, or apprenticeships

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English and
maths, or Functional Skills level 2 qualification

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

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Full Time


1 Year


Haybridge Road, Telford


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Open event
19 June 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Taster Event – Step into Health and Social Care for Care Leavers
24 June 2024
10.00am — 12.00pm
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Taster Event – HND Healthcare Professions’ Support
25 June 2024
6.00pm — 8.00pm
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