Develop your practical knowledge and skills in the areas of automotive maintenance and vehicle electrical maintenance. Study areas such as; Chassis and Transmission Systems, Auxiliary Electrical System Faults and Engine Fault Diagnosis.
This course is aimed at prospective motor vehicle technicians and will introduce you to the requirements of vehicle diagnostics and repair.
The course follows on from the Level 2 course and is focused on fault finding and diagnosis.
It will cover the diagnosis and repair of Chassis system components, for example Braking systems and ABS, Suspension systems and steering components including electric power steering.
You would also learn how to diagnose Engine system faults and electrical system faults.
Learners will need to have five GCSE passes at grade C or above, preferably including Maths and English. Also, learners will be accepted onto the course if they have an equivalent Level 2 vocational qualification at a merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 2.
Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair or substantial practical and technical knowledge from working in the Motor Trade.
Institute for the Motor Industry Level 3 Maintenance and Repair
Practical assessments entered into a portfolio of evidence alone with written assignments and successful completion of 5 exams will be required to gain the qualification.
Some additional work will be required to complete assignments and exam preparation.
Work Experience will be undertaken for a minimum of one week during the course. This could be extended to up to eight weeks if suitable.
Level 4 management qualification or an Apprenticeship programme.
Fees and Additional Costs
If you are over 18 there will be a registration fee of £120.00 if you have not previously registered with the exam board. Steel toe cap boots and overalls will be required for all workshop classes. A course textbook will be required for all classroom lessons.
Part time work in the motor trade would be an advantage but not essential.