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|September||1 year||Level 3||Part-Time - Day||City Campus||Skills & Qualifications|
What’s it all about?
This course is suitable for people working in the motor vehicle industry or for people wanting to gain qualifications to support their current job.
To apply for this course you must have completed level 2 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principals Diploma.
You will learn the theory of motor vehicle diagnostics in the classroom and get practical knowledge in our workshop gaining workplace experience. You will be assessed through coursework and take an online test.
English and maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE maths and/or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.
On this course you will learn key diagnostic procedures for: Vehicles and the associated systems engine, transmission, brakes, steering, electrical and how to inspect vehicles in compliance with VOSA standards.
After you have completed this course you will be able to progress to a career in the motor vehicle industry or move onto a level 4 qualification.
Why college is different to school
A fresh start
Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!
Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!
Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.
College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.
Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.
College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.
A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.
You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.
A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.
Why choose Sunderland College?
94.7% of our students progressed to further study, university or employment
(*Based on 16-18 year olds desination data 2016/17 academic year)
Our achievement rates are well above the national average.
We have the widest range of courses in the region.
We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.
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