Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 3 Full-time

In Brief


This one year study programme starts in September.

Entry requirements

Completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance.

You will achieve

Vehicle Maintenance Diploma Level 3

Course overview

If you love cars and enjoy fixing things, this could be a perfect career for you.

Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches. They work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security.

For individuals who love to be around cars, becoming a motor vehicle technician is a dream job. Motor vehicle technicians repair and tune engines to maximum running efficiency, install parts and accessories, and repair dented body panels.

Course content

The topics you will study are as follows:

  • Automotive vehicle workshop practices.
  • Inspection of vehicles.
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in engines systems.
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in chassis systems.
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in transmission systems.
  • Employability rights and responsibilities and health and safety legislation.
  • Applied Maths, Electronics, Science and ICT.

You can view the awarding body course specifications by clicking on the link below;



Assessment is by a series of on-line exams and coursework.

You will require safety boots, workshop overalls, a ring binder, memory stick, calculator, textbook and general stationery.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre
Old Mill Lane
S70 2LA


This course can form the foundations for future study and work in this industry.


This programme offers progression onto a Foundation Degree in Engineering at a Higher Education institution.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 3 Full-time