Overview top

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 which are: vehicle engine principles, vehicle electrical systems, transmission systems, chassis systems. And a minimum of 4 units of practical relating to the theory subjects.

Entry Requirements top

There is a minimum requirement of successful completion of level 2 at a good level of ability and attendance.

Assessment top

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.

Professional Opportunities top

Successful completion of the Level 3 Diploma can lead to a place on the Higher education foundation degree Level 4 course at University or if the candidate has a permanent work placement then possibly a full Level 3 Apprenticeship routes or full-time employment.

Further Information top

Length of the course: 

1 Year, Full Time.

Campus: Westoe (Motor Vehicle)

When does the course start? 

September 2020