Level 3 VRQ Diploma in Motor Vehicle



This course includes all aspects of motor vehicle engineering including; electronics, hybrid and electrical vehicles, chassis, engine and relevant ancillary systems.

You will explore the world of diagnostics, oscilloscopes, wave patterns and air conditioning in the electrical unit. You will also look at caster, camber, KPI, ABS and use the latest 4 wheel alignment equipment in the chassis unit. In the engine unit you will become familiar with Lambda, knock and camshaft sensors whilst understanding the reasons for lead lag and BTDC when valve timing is discussed. The transmission unit will explain the workings of auto boxes, CVT transmission drives, differentials and final drives plus, synchro hubs, clutches and DSG transmissions.

City & Guilds VRQ Level 3 in Motor Vehicle

One year

Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
• University-level study in Motorsport or C.A.D (Computer Aided Design)
• Advanced Apprenticeship
Employment options may include:
• Technician in a main dealer Workshop
• Technician in the armed forces such as the Royal Navy or the Air Force
• Self Employed technician or auto electrical technician

You may also like….
• Motor Vehicle Level 2
• Agriculture Level 3

Course Costs
Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course.
There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs.

Aged 16-18 years
There are no tuition or examination fees

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course)
Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please telephone 01691 688029 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

Is this course for me?

The course is directed at students who have completed Level1 and 2 of the

City and Guilds framework who wish to progress to the L3 in order to enhance their CVs, progress in order to qualify as an MOT tester. Or, as in some cases as a precursor to applying for a University place, in a motor vehicle based discipline.


Your outcomes will include an air conditioning certification and, an inroad into

The world of Hybrid and Electric vehicles. Presently, our L3 course includes a 2 week work placement in the south of France in Toulouse, working in French garages.

This placement and all of its costs are free of charge to the student.

What does this subject include?

Topics you will cover include:

  • Light vehicle Transmission Systems & Faults
  • Light vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Systems
    & Faults
  • Light Vehicle Engine Systems & Faults
  • Light Vehicle Chassis Systems & Faults

What is the structure of the course?

The course consists of a mixture of classroom theory, workshop practicals, assessments, research and, computer-based online examinations.

All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Students need to have accomplished accreditation at Levels1 and 2 City and Guilds Motor Vehicle Engineering

Apply for this course


If you'd like any help, give us a call on 01691 688 000

More about this course

We've made a downloadable document explaining this course in more details, you can get it here...

Download course info