Level 3 in Motor Vehicle - Cambridge Regional College
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Level 3 in Vehicle Maintenance (Light Vehicle)

Level 3 in Vehicle Maintenance (Light Vehicle)

Course Information

Cambridge Campus, 02/09/2024
Level: 3
Start Date: 02/09/2024
Location: Cambridge Campus
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Type: Full Time
Code: MM1AT3
About the Course

This one year programme aims to enable you to diagnose problems in a range of vehicle systems, covering Engine, Transmission, Electrical and Chassis Systems. It consists of four units and follows the Institute of the Motor Industry Level 3 Technical Diploma. During the course you will learn and demonstrate practical skills and knowledge relating to vehicle maintenance, service and complex diagnosis. You will also be given the opportunity to undertake work experience both within the college and externally.

This course is a learning programme which involves students studying both the theory and practical aspects of the following:

• Correctly carrying out vehicle inspection routines
• Developing own diagnostic skills with regards to powertrain, chassis and transmission systems.
• Complex Electrical fault finding within various vehicle systems.
• Understanding and use of up to date diagnostic equipment.

Health and safety is of paramount importance in all areas of the automotive industry, and this will be reinforced throughout the course.
To aid in the learner's development they will be allowed to gain valuable work experience in our own commercial area working in a real working environment.
Whilst at the college you will be encouraged to take part in competitions, participate in the college enrichment programmes, mentoring other students and develop your entrepreneurial skills through charitable and community projects which run throughout the year and are led by students.


Successful completion of all elements of this study programme will allow you to progress in several different ways, including; • Gaining employment within the automotive industry and undertaking an apprenticeship scheme to gain further qualifications and experience. • Your knowledge and skills would be useful in gaining employment in the automotive industry in a number of roles such as parts, sales or service reception.

Entry Requirements

To access this course, you will be required to have successful completed an IMI Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (or equivalent award body Light Vehicle Qualification) and a minimum of Grade 4 Maths and Grade 4 English Language, with at least 85% attendance and punctuality from previous courses. In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview


We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs. Learning takes place through a variety of theory and practical lessons. Students will also need to carry out personal research to enable them to successfully complete the course, guidance on this will be given by the course tutors. Your skills and knowledge will be continually assessed throughout the course through formal multiple choice examinations, and practical tests. Support will be provided through regular meetings with your course tutor.

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through the CAP application system, scheduled to be available shortly.

You can also apply through our online application form, or download a copy from our website www.camre.ac.uk/apply. The application form can also be found in the back of our full-time prospectus. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Cambridge Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event. At the Welcome Event you will meet the tutors and get the chance to learn more about college and your course. You will also have a discussion with one of our tutors who will look to make you a formal offer for September.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct, some details may be subject to change. Cambridge Regional College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient.

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