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Motor Vehicle

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles Level 3

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

Possible employment in the motor industry.

Further study at a higher level*. Acquired transferable skills to other engineering areas.

*Additional qualifications may be required for progression to higher education.

Who is it for?

This qualification is designed to provide the learner with advanced automotive skills to take their career to the next level.

What is covered?

This Level 3 course focuses on complex system fault diagnosis and advanced systems operation, i.e. faults that involve the interaction of more than one vehicle system and require an in–depth knowledge to enable accurate diagnosis to be made.

The course also covers a combination of technology and workshop–based learning including:

  • Advanced braking, steering and suspension systems
  • Advanced engine operations and fault diagnosis
  • Advanced transmission systems and fault diagnosis
  • Auxiliary systems and complex fault finding techniques

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Level 2 in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles and GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C or above would be desirable.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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The tuition I received at Peterborough College was a very strong foundation of automotive mechanics and the industry where I now work as Regional After Sales Manager, covering Texas, California and the South-West for Aston Martin North America. The lecturers were hugely inspiring to me and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the College in launching me on a career in automotive spanning 30 years.

Gary Hymen
Motor Vehicle Diploma Level 2

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