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Introduction to Vehicle Technology (Entry 3 College Certificate) - Full-time

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Course outline

This course is perfect if you love cars and want to get a good basic grounding in the skills needed by today’s motor vehicle repair industry.

You’ll learn the following subject areas:

  • Motor vehicle workshop safety
  • Retail automotive maintenance and repair
  • Workshop tools and equipment
  • Personal and social development qualification
  • Engine components and operation
  • Light vehicle steering and suspension systems
  • Cooling and lubrication system checks
  • Braking system checks
  • Wheel and tyre checks

You can expect lots of hands-on experience and practice, in our purpose-built workshops. This course is recognised by the IMI as an Entry Level course.

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Location Date
London Road

Start: 7th September 2020

Course code: C000195 / Q013265


Level 3 College Certificate in Vehicle Technology


1 year

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

You’ll need to complete an initial assessment before you start the course, which will involve you taking a skills test and meeting with the tutor.


The course assessment is made up of three elements:

  • Portfolio of evidence in skills
  • Knowledge of practical tasks
  • Online testing

Choose to follow with a Level 1 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair or a Level 1 Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance. You could also choose a career as an automotive technician.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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