Awarding Body: BTEC
Qualifications on offer:
- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Motor Vehicle Light, Multi Skilled Option
Summary of course
A Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels and a Level 3 Extended Certificate is equivalent to two A Levels, the Certificate or a Diploma will allow you to enter the world of work or Higher Education. Many engineers who gain this qualification go on to university and read for a BSc in Engineering. All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. The pattern of attendance is four full days per week. The course is made up of four core and eight specialist units. The specialist units enable you to study particular areas in depth and there is opportunity to follow various pathways.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
- Operation of vehicle chassis systems
- Vehicle engine principles, operation, service and repair
- Vehicle system fault diagnosis and rectification
- Vehicle project
- Application of vehicle science and mathematics
- Electrical and electronic principles for vehicle technology
- Vehicle electrical charging and starting systems
- Function and operation of vehicle petrol injection systems
- Diesel fuel injection systems for compression ignition engines
- Operation and testing of vehicle electronic ignition systems
- Vehicle management systems
- Operation and maintenance of light vehicle transmission systems
- Vehicle electronic ancillary and information systems
- Light vehicle suspension, steering and braking systems
- Heavy vehicle braking systems
- Mathematics for engineering technicians
- Welding technology
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
For further information about the course and the units you will study, please read the awarding body specification by clicking on the link below:
How is the course assessed?
All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.
Your Study Programme
If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal if you have an interest in developing your practical skills and wish to gain a Level 3 qualification in Vehicle Technology.
Progression and Career Opportunities
After successfully completing this course you can progress onto a Higher National Certificate, University or employment.
Find about more career opportunities and expected starting salaries by clicking on the 'What Can I Earn?' section of our website.
Entry Requirements for new students
|Entry and Foundation:||GCSEs, mainly 2-1 (F/G) grades. Satisfactory school reference*|
|Level 1:||Four GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above|
|Level 2:||Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above|
|Level 3 BTEC Courses or equivalent:||Four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)|
|Level 3 A Levels:||Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and maths|
|Level 4/5:||A Level 3 qualification such as: A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Access to HE, Advanced Apprenticeship; equivalent of 48 UCAS points|
|Specific Course Requirements:||Standard level 3 requirements including English and maths|
*All applicants will be invited in for interview.
Equivalent qualifications will be considered except where English has been studied as a second language and is required at GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C).
In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.
You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.
All applicants are screened for Numeracy and Literacy and evidence of qualifications and/or expected grades will be required when they enrol in September.
General Info (materials required for the course)
At your interview you will be provided with a preferred Kit List that will assist you during your course. This kit will always belong to you and is fully transferable to take with you in to employment.