The qualification is made up of 14 units in total, these comprise of 7 practical (Skills) units and 7 Knowledge (theory based) units. A credit value is accredited to each unit and a total of 73 credits is required to pass and achieve the qualification. On successful completion of the Qualification 48 UCAS points are awarded.
The 14 units to be achieved are:
Units 051 & 001 – Knowledge and Skills relating to Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment.
Units 053 & 003 – Knowledge of, and Skills in Supporting Job Roles in the Automotive Work Environment.
Units 054 & 004 - Knowledge of, and Skills in Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Environment.
Unit 157 - Knowledge Of Diagnosis And Rectification Of Light Vehicle Engine Faults
Unit 107 - Skills In Diagnosing And Rectifying Light Vehicle Engine Faults
Unit 158 - Knowledge Of Diagnosis And Rectification Of Light Vehicle Chassis Faults
Unit 108 - Skills In Diagnosing And Rectifying Light Vehicle Chassis Faults
Unit 163 - Knowledge Of Diagnosis And Rectification Of Light Vehicle Transmission & Driveline Faults
Unit 113 - Skills In Diagnosing And Rectifying Light Vehicle Transmission & Driveline Faults
Unit 456 - Knowledge Of Diagnosis And Rectification Of Light Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults
Unit 406 - Skills In Diagnosing And Rectifying Light Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults
The Level 3 qualification is designed to meet the technical and diagnostic 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 ideal for anyone looking to be a qualified Motor Vehicle Technician or MOT inspector and is well recognised within the automotive industry. Learners will also gain a wide range of knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, safe use of major workshop equipment and interpretation of data, fault codes and relevant diagnostic procedures relating to the major systems on the vehicle.
Your skills for each unit will be continually assessed through a range of City & Guilds practical Training and Assessment tasks in our industry equipped automotive workshop environment. Your knowledge for each unit will continually assessed by centre devised formative assignments, on-line (LJ Create) learning packages and through summative City & Guilds arranged ‘on-line’ multiple-choice assessment at the end of each unit.
Your time at Tameside College will be divided into 50% classroom delivery and 50% practical/workshop activities and the course from September to June for 35 weeks.
What you can expect from Tameside College throughout Your learning experience:
● A High achievement rate
● Supportive, experienced and knowledgeable tutors who will guide you in your future career.
● The opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding in well equipped, modern classrooms with demonstration rigs and online learning materials.
● Hands-on practical training to high standards using the latest industry standard diagnostic and test equipment.
● Excellent progression opportunities to employment and apprenticeships.
● Training using specifically designed fault diagnosis rigs.
● Industry visits, lectures and demonstrations from leading automotive supply companies such as Halfords, Dayco, Snap-on and LUK.
You will require a City & Guilds or IMI Level 2 Qualification in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles (VRQ) and ideally a GCSE Maths and English Qualification at Grade 4 and above (or equivalent Functional Skills levels).
Throughout the duration of this course, practical and theory aspects of the course are delivered. You will complete one online assessment at the end of each knowledge unit to check you have achieved the required level of knowledge and understanding. You will also be building up a portfolio of evidence showing the completion of the assessed practical tasks using the City and Guilds online Eportfolio system.
On completion of the Level 3 Diploma, the successful candidate has various routes open to them. It allows candidates to progress:
● To employment as a vehicle technician
● To further studies for ILM management and leadership qualifications.
● Onto a Foundation Degree Course in Automotive Technology at University.