Candidates will develop the skills and knowledge of vehicle systems needed to move, or apply for an automotive apprenticeship or similar engineering pathway. The qualification covers a variety of automotive related areas. The course is split 50/50 over both classroom based theory lessons and workshop based practical activities.
The diploma is made up of 4 units including: vehicle engine principles, vehicle electrical systems, transmission systems, chassis systems.
There is a minimum requirement of successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma at a good level of ability and attendance.
The course is portfolio based and is assessed by observation of practical tasks carried to a satisfactory standard and by unit based knowledge questions at the end of each unit.
Once of the Level 3 Diploma course has been fully completed the candidate can move onto the Level 4 technical qualifications, Level 4 management or foundation degree automotive engineering qualification, or an apprenticeship if in full time employment.