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Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles - Level 3 - Full-time (Mid Devon)

Level 3 Vocational
Course Code:
Mid Devon Campus
One year

This study programme is designed to further increase your knowledge, and therefore your opportunities for employment as a vehicle technician.

Petroc is an IMI accredited centre. IMI (Institute for the Motor Industry) set the highest standard in qualifications, accreditation and memberships for the Motor industry.


Much of the programme is focused on vehicle electrical/electronic systems such as engine management, electronic chassis systems, transmission systems and auxiliary circuits.

This qualification is:
- Designed to equip you with the high-level specialist technical knowledge and skills to be able to work on modern light vehicles.
- Assessed using a range of methods appropriate for this level of technical qualification. This will include online testing, written assignments and practical tasks where you'll diagnose complex system faults and make recommendations for repair.
The assessment of this VRQ is made up of three components: practical tasks, online testing and written assignments.
Each unit will have assignments covering the content of the syllabus. Students will have to complete diagnostic practical tasks, analyse their results and suggest recommendations.
All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent or above, to preferably include GCSE Maths and English at grade 3 or above.
Entrants who do not have a GCSE grade 4 in Maths and/or English will continue studying these subjects.
At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 2 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills before progressing to your next course.

You will need to have successfully completed level 2 qualification in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair as well as Maths and English at Grade C.
This qualification can lead you directly into the motor industry. It forms the knowledge component of the apprenticeship framework. Once you are employed, you'll be encouraged to complete further qualifications.

This qualification also provides a high level of underpinning knowledge and skills which may allow progression on to some Higher Education qualifications in automotive and engineering related subjects.
This is carried out at our Mid Devon Campus in modern workshops.
For hygiene reasons we suggest you invest in a personal set of appropriate coveralls and steel-toe capped safety boots. Additional personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided by Petroc.

There may also be the opportunity to participate in a number of trips during the year that may incur an additional cost.

Financial support may be available for any additional costs. Please enquire with our Advice & Guidance Centre on 01884 235330.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01884 235245 for more information.

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