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Diploma in Light Maintenance & Repair Principles

Aimed at those wanting to gain a position at a garage as a technician. You will gain diagnostic skills to enable you to fault find in the complex systems and technology used in the motor vehicle industry.
You will also have demonstrations, practical, theory and computer sessions, tutorials and project work.
You will complete a portfolio of coursework based assignments, practical and online assessments.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4 or equivalent Level 2 qualification.
A passion for automotive technology.

Fees information

The course fees are listed in the course information box below. You could be entitled to have your fees waived if you are aged 19-23 and do not have a full level 3 qualification or you are aged 24+ and unemployed. Please contact Students Services at Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1DY. Tel 01793 491591 or e-mail for details. For 19+ Students you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to help with the cost of the course. Please click here for more information

What do I need to bring?

Notepad and Pen

Assessment/Exam information

You will complete a portfolio that will consist of coursework based assignments, practical assessments and on-line assessments (multi choice on-line examinations).

Other information

During the course you will receive expert tuition from well-qualified and experienced staff.
You may also be required to work towards English and Maths Qualifications.
Within the college you will also have access to a range of facilities; i.e. Library, IT Centre.

What can I do next?

Apply for a full time position at a garage or an Apprenticeship at Swindon College.
Entry to university studying a Foundation Degree.

Qualification description

n completion the student will gain the following qualifications: Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles.

Skills Gained:
• Diagnostic skills are gained and a high level of knowledge is achieved which will enable the learner to be fully prepared for the work environment.
• Potentially the learner has the opportunity to further their education by moving into a university foundation degree or Motor Vehicle retail management.
• Functional Skills are gained at Level 2 including mathematics and English. All essential skills required for employment, and to be able to fully understand Motor Vehicle technology.

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
36 weeks per year 01 Aug 2018 31 Jul 2021 Tuition fee: £3,380.00
Award body exam fee: £130.00
16-18 do not pay Tuition, Exams or Materials Fees
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Full Time
Hours per week: 15.00
Study days: 3 DAYS

Any extra costs

Students aged 19+ will pay tuition fees, plus exam, registration and material costs.

There may be some supplementary costs for equipment, books, course trips and visits.

Financial assistance may be available to cover these costs, please ask a member of staff in our Student Finance office or call 01793 491591 for more information.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this course, please click on the 'Apply now' button at the bottom of this page.
Alternatively, you can contact Student Services at:
Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1DY.
Tel. 01793 491591 or email