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Level 3

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles Diploma – Level 3


You’ll learn a high level of technical knowledge, including diagnosis of complex system faults and advanced systems operation. Following on from diagnosis, you’ll expand your knowledge, learning to rectify engine and component faults, as well as system faults in the chassis, transmission and auxiliary electrical system.

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

Diagnosis and Rectification of:

  • Engine and component faults
  • Chassis System faults
  • Transmission System faults
  • Auxiliary Electrical System faults

You will also have the opportunity to study other areas, including overhauling mechanical units and enhancement of vehicle systems. You will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace.

You will study the following units:

  • Knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and repair of vehicle auxiliary electrical system faults
  • Knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and rectification of vehicle engine faults
  • Knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle chassis faults
  • Knowledge and skills in the diagnosis of vehicle transmission and driveline faults

Every learner at Crawley College who is under 19 will undertake a personal Study Programme designed to develop them academically, practically and personally. Study Programmes contain 3 essential elements:

  • Subject Course – Vocational or chosen Academic subject, usually studied for 12 – 16 hours a week.
  • English and Maths – Every learner will work towards GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths or Functional Skills. Learners who have already achieved a Grade 4 or C will extend their English and Maths through in-class activities.
  • ACES – Our own brand of pastoral support

You will have specific time in your timetable for each of the three elements above and you will be expected to attend all elements throughout the year. Study programmes are designed to help you meet your maximum potential and progress to the next level of study or into work.


The entry requirements for the qualification will be assessed on an individual basis. Selection criteria for entry will take into account your existing academic/vocational qualifications and experience, and interest in working in the retail automotive industry.

You will need to have gained GCSEs at grade 4 or higher in maths and English or have made suitable progress in both maths and English during your previous course. Previous completion of an IMI Level 2 Light Vehicle Diploma or equivalent is required.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

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