This course is part of the National Skills Fund government initiative to help adults to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects. If you are aged 19 and over and do not already have a full level 3 qualification you can enrol on this course for free. (You will be required to sign a declaration confirming that you do not already hold a level 3 qualification when you enrol). Funding is limited so please enrol as soon as possible to secure your funded place.
This course is suitable for learners progressing from successful completion of the Level two Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles or equivalent. Get hands-on experience with our automotive courses to prepare you for a career as an Automotive Technician. This Level Three qualification will cover the technical need for today’s motor vehicle repair industry. They provide the essential knowledge for service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans), working in all types of motor repair facilities.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above ideally including maths and English language or Level 2 Diploma Light Vehicle Maintenance Principles (subject to successful completion of maths and English to GCSE grade 4)
• Diagnose and rectify engine and component faults.
• Diagnose and rectify chassis system faults.
• Diagnose and rectify auxiliary equipment electrical faults.
• Inspect vehicles.
• Identify and agree customer vehicle needs.
• Skills and knowledge in inspecting light vehicles using prescribed methods.
The level three qualification is assessed by five written assessments, five multi-choice on-line tests and practical assessments.
Full Time Further Education courses are free to school leavers and those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course. Exam resit fees may apply as applicable.</p.
Grantham College reserves the right to offer a substitute course if the qualification advertised is not funded by the government.
Students enrolling onto their first full Level 2 or Level 3 course or below who are aged between 19 and 23 may be able to enrol for free. This is a government initiative and the course offer is subject to change. Grantham College reserves the right to offer a substitute course if the qualification advertised is not funded by the government. This does not affect your rights under Consumer Law.
The government have expanded their National Skills Fund Free Course for Jobs Offer. This policy gives adults, of any age, without a Level 3 qualification the chance to gain their first level 3 qualification for free, from a choice of hundreds of courses with good wage outcomes and the ability to meet key skills needs. From 1 April 2022, eligibility for the offer has been expanded so that any adult in England who is earning under the National Living Wage annually (£18,525) or are unemployed will also be able to access this selection of free qualifications, even if they already have a Level 3 qualification or higher.
Where qualifications are not included in the Free Course for Jobs Offer, students aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of their course may qualify for an Advanced Learning Loan to help with college fees on applicable course.
Advanced Learning Loan to help with college fees on applicable course. Students won’t have to pay anything back until the end of their course and are earning £27,295 per year. Household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. Eligibility is dependent on course, nationality, and age to meet the ESFA funding eligibility criteria.
Students that are unemployed and currently seeking work, or on a low income of up to £20,319 per annum may be able to enrol to a course at Level 2 or below free of charge. This is a government initiative and the course offer is subject to change. Grantham College reserves the right to offer a substitute course if the qualification advertised is not funded by the government. This does not affect your rights under Consumer Law.
On completion of the Level 3 course you may enter the automotive industry, gain an Automotive Apprenticeship or apply for a University Undergraduate course.