Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

Your Unique Experience

Develop industry standard skills in our realistic garage working on a range of cars and light vehicles.

Learn inside our well-equipped garage and fine tune your skills on purpose-built rigs for electrical, brakes and suspension

Acquire diagnostic testing skills on computer controlled systems

Our programme is supported through our partnership with Halfords

Course Content

The Level 3 qualification is designed to meet the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including the diagnosis and rectification of faults within advanced complex systems. It provides the essential knowledge to be a competent service technician working on light vehicles including small commercials in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. This qualification is deal for anyone looking to be a Motor Vehicle Technician or MOT tester and is well recognised within the industry. Learners also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage.

More than just a Course

Interested in becoming a motor mechanic? If you want to be the best, Tameside College offers the right course to get you started.

The courses on offer here in the Motor Vehicle department will prepare you for the world of work and give you practical and academic knowledge to progress to the Motor Vehicle industry.

Working on a range of vehicle rigs and cars learn how an engine works and why different suspension systems are used on various cars and much more.

Course Format

full time

Entry Qualifications

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair plus a minimum of Level 1 Functional Skills in English & Maths. Students will be required to undertake either GCSE or Functional Skills English and maths if not previously obtained.


This course offers you the opportunity to progress into employment.


For enquiries please contact the College on 0161 908 6789 or web: www.tameside.ac.uk/contact.

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.