Entry 3 Certificate Motor Vehicle Studies

Start date(s):
31 Aug 2020
1 year
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Full Time
Attendance Type:
Attendance Pattern:
Awarded by:
City & Guilds
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £450, your course may be free
(previous year's fees)


This course will help learners to develop the hand skills and understanding needed to work with different vehicle types.

You will gain experience working in our state-of-the-art motor vehicle workshop.


This course focuses on what learners can achieve practically. It involves competence based units which are designed to support hand skills and provide a clearer and better understanding of vehicle types they are working upon.


  • Introduction to vehicle engine lubrication systems
  • Introduction to vehicle engine cooling systems
  • Introduction to vehicle fuel and exhaust systems
  • Introduction to vehicle braking systems
  • Introduction to vehicle steering and suspension systems
  • Introduction to vehicle wheels and tyre systems
  • Introduction to principles of vehicle body and interior cleaning
  • Introduction to vehicle workshop bench skills.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Work Placement
Independent Learning


Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

Teaching & assessment

The course is assessed through practical observation and knowledge based questions. You must complete all practical tasks to be successful.

You will find that the course is mostly practical work and you will be based in the College motor vehicle workshop. You will receive a weekly tutorial session in which you will be given feedback on your progress.

Assessments are planned throughout the academic year and your target grades will be negotiated in order to stretch and challenge your skills to achieve the highest level possible. You can use the college portal to access teaching and learning resources when you are not in college to further your studies.

Maths and English

Stobo Castle

Maths & English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

Industry links:

The units covered have lower level links to the current apprenticeship standards. Students who progress onto higher level or apprenticeship motor vehicle qualifications will use the knowledge and skills acquired on the programme to enable them to be successful and become a positive contributor to the employer business.


During the course, you will be given the opportunity to develop work ready skills. These are essential skills which all employers are looking for when they are looking to employ someone for their business. You will develop skills in such units as communication, maintaining positive working relationships and how to be a good employee.


Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

Additional Costs

You will be offered the opportunity to attend enrichment activities, such as a "Classic Car Show" and "Go Karting". This will come at an additional fee.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited into the College for an interview with a member of the curriculum team. You will be required to undertake initial assessments in literacy and numeracy and an automotive test.

Please bring a full list of qualifications including GCSE, if applicable. The interview is a chance for you to meet the staff and take a tour of the College facilities. The interview will be conducted in an initial group presentation and then a personal discussion with a member of staff. Parents/guardians are also welcome to attend and discuss any areas of concern.

Further Education

Getting ready for your college interview

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Entry Criteria

There are no formal entry requirements to gain access to this course, however, it is important that you will have the potential and opportunity to be successful in completing the qualification.