Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
08/09/20201 Year3Full-TimeCity CampusFull-time Vocational

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 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principals Diploma Level 2.

Study levelCost

You will learn the theory of Motor Vehicles 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
How to inspect vehicles in compliance with VOSA standards

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What’s next?

After you have completed this course you?’ll be able to progress into the Motor Vehicle industry or move onto a Level 4 Qualification.


Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians

Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.

Medium Salary

£ 28142

7788 people employed as Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians in the current year.

Vehicle body builders and repairers

Job holders in this unit group construct and repair the bodies of road vehicles, and fit interior and exterior fittings to vehicle bodies.

Medium Salary

£ 24148

839 people employed as Vehicle body builders and repairers in the current year.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.