Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair | Level 3

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Course Code: FE0318-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Shoreham Airport Campus Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles Level 3 Awarding Body: City & Guilds Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Course aims

Learn about the functions of the complex systems within today’s vehicles. You will find out how these systems integrate with each other to operate to the manufacturer’s specification. You will learn through practical hand skills with some theory sessions. After Level 3, you will have the diagnosis skills needed to rectify problems and become a qualified technician.

You will benefit from:

  • Facilities that simulate the real workplace
  • Industry-standard diagnostic equipment
  • Industry-experienced tutors

Start dates

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Entry requirements

You can join this course if you have successfully completed the Level 2 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance (City & Guilds Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles).

90% attendance record required.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • Expansion of skillsets learnt at previous level 
  • Diagnose vehicle faults
  • Rectify vehicle systems
  • Use of industry diagnostic equipment

Why this course at the MET?

  • Facilities simulate real work environments
  • Industry-standard diagnostic equipment
  • Taught by experienced industry experts

Our Shoreham Airport Campus offers a truly unique learning experience; Motorsport, Aero and Motor Vehicle students work in hangars, workshops and high-tech classrooms equipped with the very latest tools, machinery and software.

Surrounded by a busy, working airport and numerous engineering and parts companies, the Shoreham Campus provides a real-world environment in which to study. The tutors and technicians are all industry-experienced, giving them the insight and knowledge needed to prepare you for employment, further study or an apprenticeship.  

The campus has a cafeteria serving hot and cold food, and facilities also include a library, and IT suites for your research projects.

Future careers

After Level 3, you can seek employment.

Future careers

  • Dealership mechanic
  • Diagnostic technician
  • MOT tester
  • Auto electrician
  • Roadside assistance technician 
  • Parts adviser
Future careers

Course fees

Course fees

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

This course is free if you meet the following criteria:

  •  You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status. 


  • If you will be aged 19-23 when your course begins and you have not already achieved a full Level 3 or higher, you may not have to pay any fees. 

Advanced Learner Loan

You may be eligible to apply for a loan to meet the course costs of your qualification fees. This is paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information about Advanced Learner Loans, please click here

Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704



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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

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