Title | The Technical Academy - East Durham College

Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Systems and Repair Principles

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

Motor vehicle service and repair industry (motor mechanic/ diagnostic technician).

Overview of the course: 

The Level 3 is a Technical Level Qualification for students wishing to specialise in the automotive sector as a motor vehicle diagnostic technician. Learners studying this qualification will receive specialist knowledge and skills, enabling them to go into employment or an advanced apprenticeship in vehicle maintenance and repair or progression to a higher education course. It will be taught by an Audi master technician and an experienced motor sport technician with more than 45 combined years of experience. The program will consist of all aspects of diagnostic and rectification of vehicle systems.

Entry requirements: 

Level 2 in Motor Vehicle Maintanence and Repair.



• Diagnosis and rectification of vehicle mechanical and electrical faults on all vehicle systems.

• Routine vehicle maintenance

• Removal and replacement of vehicle units

• Hybrid systems

• Air condition

• Satellite navigation and ICE

How is the course assessed?: 

Online multiple choice tests and practical assessments in the vehicle workshop.

Further study options after this course: 

This qualification will prepare you to become a light vehicle service technician and work at an independent garage, a large manufacturer or even in your own business. These skills will ensure you working with minimum supervision, having a good record of safety and fault correction, and ensuring work meets the required standard. It will also prepare them to become a MOT tester.

Length of the course: 

1 Year, Full Time.

50% of the program delivered in a classroom environment. 50% in the workshop. Students will be required to carry out independent learning using IT resources made available to them.


Technical Skills Academy Peterlee

When does the course start: 

September 2018

How to apply:

To apply for this course using our online application form, please click www.eastdurham.ac.uk/application_form or on the Apply navigation above. Alternatively if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply using a paper application form you can call us on 0191 518 8222.


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