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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Course Code: VMPT2

Level: 3
Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: IMIAL
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Mondays, 9.00am - 4.30pm

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About the course

Are you a mechanic, or would you like to train for a job as a mechanic or vehicle repair technician? The level 3 IMIAL Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair at City College Plymouth could be the right choice for you. This course is aimed at building on the level 2 and introducing you to the more complex systems of today. Your training will cover the operation and diagnosis of vehicle systems including the engine, chassis, electrics and transmission. You’ll undertake research projects which enable you to become more autonomous and able to work on your own initiative with support and guidance coming from the tutor.

What you'll learn

The course content will include:

  • knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle engine faults
  • skills in diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle engine faults
  • knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle chassis system faults
  • skills in diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle chassis system faults
  • knowledge of diagnosis and recitification of light vehicle transmission and driveline faults
  • knowledge of how to identify and agree motor vehicle customer service
  • skills to identify and agree motor vehicle customer service needs
  • knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
  • skills in diagnosing and rectifiying vehicle auxiliary electrical faults.
Entry requirements

Entry is normally dependent on successful completion of the level 2 programme, but in some circumstances direct entry is accepted.

Assessments/Exams

You will be assessed through a variety of practical tasks and assessments, and online and paper exams.

What's next?

On successful completion you may progress to:

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

Part-time

Course Code: VMPT2

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £3900

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is not usually available to this age group.
Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305300 for advice.
19 - 23 D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.