16-18 Year Olds


This Maintenance and Repair Level 3 is a flexible vocationally related qualification (VRQ) fundamentally aimed at enthusiastic young people aged 16 years old and over, who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the requirements of an automotive technician within the motorsport, performance road cars and/or retail motor industries. It is also the knowledge component of the SEMTA Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture (Craft and Technician).

Entry Requirements

For this course you will need to have achieved one of the following:

• Grade 4 or above in Maths and English a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades 4 or above.
• Level 2 qualification in an Engineering related subject and GCSE Maths and English grade 4 or above.

On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.


This qualification is mapped to SEMTA SSC National Occupational Standards. Learners will develop their knowledge to diagnose complex problems and repair motorsport motor vehicles.
The qualification includes the understanding of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring, and the following areas of knowledge of motorsport:
• event regulations
• setting up motorsport vehicles
• inspecting a motorsport vehicle during competition
• diagnosis and rectification of engine and ancillary components
• diagnosis and rectification of transmission and driveline faults
• diagnosis and rectification of chassis system faults

Learners also have the opportunity to choose to gain knowledge and skills from a large variety of optional units, a small example are listed here:
• diagnosis and rectification of electrical/electronic equipment faults
• joining vehicle components using a fusion and non-fusion process
• marking out, cutting, shaping and forming sheet and tube materials to fabricate motorsport components
• constructing, installing and testing cable forms and looms
• installing, setting up and testing electrical/electronic engine/transmission control units
• installing, setting up and testing visual display, computer and data acquisition systems
• stripping and rebuilding engines for motorsport vehicles
• testing engines for motorsport vehicles (fixed dynamometer)
• dressing engines for motorsport vehicles
Learners also have the opportunity to gain additional knowledge of:
• electrically propelled vehicles
• inspection, repair and replacement of tyres
• assessing and securing the roadside situation
• introduction to low carbon technologies in the automotive industry


In order to successfully complete this qualification learners are required to complete a number of IMI set:

• practical assessments
• online knowledge tests
• and written knowledge assessments

Awarding body



With this qualification you will be able to use it as accredited prior knowledge towards SEMTA Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture

Additional information

Additional help and support are available should you require this and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

You will need to provide a pair of overalls and safety shoes/boots for workshop sessions.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 01/09/2021

End date: 23/06/2022

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 35

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