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

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.

This course is an introduction to the Automotive industry if you need to improve your English and Maths grades. It provides you with both practical and theoretical study opportunities covering the basic requirements of the sector and aims to improve technical skills and employability skills as well as aiming to improve English and Maths achievements..

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.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2023/24.

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Location Date
London Road

Start: Monday 4th September 2023

Course code: C000195 / Q013265


Level 3 College Certificate in Vehicle Technology


1 year

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSE’s including both Maths and English Language at grade 2. You’ll also need to complete an initial assessment before you start the course, which will involve you taking a skills test and meeting with the tutor.

Teaching & assessment

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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