City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

This course is suitable for learners who have completed a Motor Vehicle Level 2 Diploma qualification.

Course Content

  • Health and Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment
  • Skills in Supporting Job Roles in the Automotive Work Environment.
  • Skills in Materials, Fabrication and Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Environment
  • Diagnosing and Rectification of Light Vehicle Engine Faults
  • Diagnosing and Rectification of Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults
  • Diagnosing and Rectification of Light Vehicle Transmission and Driveline faults
  • Diagnosing and Rectification of Light Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults

Assessment of the knowledge associated with this qualification varies and includes verbal questioning, observed tasks, written course work and online tests.

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade C/4 or above in Maths, English or equivalent Functional Skills (Level 2) qualifications in Maths and English, or completion of a suitable Level 2 Motor Vehicle qualification.  You may also be asked to complete an assessment of your current knowledge relating to the Motor Industry. Successful interview with a Motor Vehicle tutor. Your attendance from your previous college course must equal, or exceed 90% (actual attendance).

International Entry Requirements

High School Leaving Certificate and IELTS 5.5.

Duration and Delivery

One year, full time.


Students may progress onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship (subject to meeting the entry criteria and requirements related to the apprenticeship course).

Additional Information

You will require pens, pencils and a folder for your class notes. The college will provide you with safety boots and overalls. For further information please contact Paul Warnett in the School of Engineering on 020 8268 2990 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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