Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

Level 3 Diploma

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Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles Level 3 SF-LVMR3D-D(0000)000

South Downs Campus

Type of study
Full Time, Vocational

Academic Year 2021-22 (1 years)

Examination board
City & Guild

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This challenging and content-rich course is the one for you if you’re keen to deepen your understanding of vehicle systems, operating principles and the diagnosis of engine faults, electrical faults and chassis system faults.

As a student you’ll develop your skills through practical work in our fully equipped workshops and acquire theoretical knowledge from classroom-based work.

In addition to building on your technical skills, the course will cover the functional skills required in industry. These include strong abilities in communicating, processing financial transactions and using information technology…


Successful completion of Level 1 and Level 2 City and Guilds VRQ units.

The units used this year are as follows:

  • Practical units. 107 (Engine) 108 (Chassis) 113 (Transmission) 406 (Electrical)
  • Theory units. 157 (Engine) 158 (Chassis) 163 (Transmission) 456 (Electrical)

Havant & South Downs College offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, workshops, presentations and group discussions. You will have access to the Library and other online and digital resources through the student portal. You will be taught with a mix of practical workshop sessions, classroom and automotive technology lessons.

You will be assessed through practical assessments and online exams. Importantly, you’ll be responsible for compiling a portfolio that evidence tasks you’ve undertaken in the workshop. You may also be given the opportunity to complete work experience at a local garage.

Materials & books £51.99
Overalls £23.00
Safety shoes £17.00

The possibility to undertake a modern Apprenticeship in automotive service and
repair principles.

My time at the college was definitely life changing, I have learnt a lot of new skills, and obviously it’s a completely new experience. The support was great, there was always people there to help and try make it as easy as they can for you. The college is really fantastic, it has helped me on the way to get to what I want to achieve within my career goals.

Erin Morgan, BTEC student

I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.

David Stenning, Public Services student

I’m really happy and pleased with my grades. I really loved my time at the college, I have also made lots of friends, it’s a really nice place to be, I don’t want to leave.

Lauren Piper, A Level student