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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma Level 3

  • Overview of the course

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    Entry to this course requires significant experience of the automotive industry or a previous Level 2 qualification in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
    It will build on previous practical and knowledge skills gained at Level 2 or in the industry, and help you take on board more complex electronic systems and diagnostic methods.
  • What you'll learn

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    Diagnosing and rectifying automotive vehicle auxilary electrial faults, diagnosis and rectificarion of light vehicle transmission and driveline faults, identifying and agreeing motor vehicle customer service needs. * Some units are subject to change*.
  • Entry requirements

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    Level 2 qulaification in Vehicle Mantenance and Repair or significant experience in the automotive industry.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Mix of practical assessments, job reports, written assignments and online tests
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    If you are 24+ years old you can apply for a loan to cover the costs of the course. You do not need to repay the loan until you start earning £21,000+. See your course tutor for more details.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Email or college helpdesk 01204 482000
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Contact the person or team named on this sheet to arrange an interview.
  • Course Fees

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    To be confirmed for the 2020/21 academic year
  • Future opportunities

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    Into employment or specialist courses and MOT testing
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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