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Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (Light) — Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma

Course information

The Motor Industry is constantly updating technology, at the City of Liverpool College we aim to emulate our teaching with industry standards through the City & Guilds qualification. City & Guilds is the most widely recognised qualification in the motor industry which demands standards that employers recognise.

If you have the drive, confidence and ability to perform in this challenging and dynamic sector, the rewards can be very attractive.
You will be trained by qualified staff who are from the motor industry and have various manufacturer backgrounds and many years of experience gained at the highest standards

You will also be encouraged to develop your key skills in application of number, communication and IT.
What will I Learn?
Through our programme we can take you from basic motor vehicle service skills right through to complex vehicle diagnostics on all systems. You will also gain personal skills that extends your knowledge in problem solving and team building.
You will be responsible for meeting deadlines, generating reports and customer handling. This experience will help you gain employment directly or employment via the apprenticeship scheme.
Diagnosis and rectification of vehicle engines and management systems,
Diagnosis and rectification of vehicle electrical auxiliary systems,
Diagnosis and rectification of vehicle chassis systems,
Diagnosis and rectification of vehicle transmission systems.
You will cover both knowledge and skills unit for the above, which means what you learn in the classroom will be covered in the workshop diagnosing system


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

This course leads to...

This qualification is recognised by the motor vehicle industry across the world.

With a level 3 motor vehicle qualification you can also progress onto vehicle design courses at university.

You can go directly into employment or apply for an apprenticeship programme.

Entry Requirements

at Least 3 GCSE's at C/4 and above including Maths and English or equivalent

Completed a level 2 course in motor vehicle or have significant experience in motor vehicle repair.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 163506

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 5421.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.

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