Level 3 Light Advanced Technical Diploma in the Automotive Industry

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Covering substantial units in diagnostic fault paths and complex vehicle electronic systems, this course will give you an independent approach to learning that you'll find really useful. Throughout your course, you'll get to extend your knowledge of all the theory you need to succeed. 

Course content 

You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. In addition, you'll gain a broad understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace and all the skills you'll need to work in a garage. You'll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. Modules include: 

  • Advanced chassis technology 
  • Advanced electrical and electronic technology 
  • Advanced engine technology 
  • Advanced transmission technology

Work Experience

Study programmes include a minimum 180 hour compulsory work experience achieved through one day a week or block placements. The amount of hours required is dependent on the study programme. 

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We offer impartial careers guidance to all current and potential students, to learn more about careers support at Plumpton College or to explore your next step, contact Careers Hub on 01273892010 or email careers@plumpton.ac.uk to book an appointment with a member of the team – we’re here to help. 

Industry Work Placement

All students aged 16-18 on our Level 2 & Level 3 programmes will now have to take part in an exciting and compulsory 50-day industry placement programme alongside completion of their vocational course. The programme will give you the chance to gain valuable skills in a real working environment whilst being paired with your ideal employer.

Our mission is to pair students with their ideal employer and to support them continuously during the placement.

There is flexibility on how students complete the placement; it can be during non-college weekdays, weekends, in blocks or over the holiday period. You will receive all of the necessary information during your interview, and if you have any queries in the meantime please contact workexperience@plumpton.ac.uk

Entry Requirements:

Either: 

  • You'll need to have achieved 4 or more GCSEs between grade 9-4 (previous grade structure A-C) including English, Maths and a Science 
  • Successful completion of a Level 2 course in a related area 

Mature students without the above requirements will be considered. 

Dates & Location:

September 2020

Duration:

1 year, full-time

3 days per week in College
1 day per week in industry / work experience 

Costs:

£80 for materials

Future Opportunities

By completing this course, you'll be able to go on to complete a Level 3 Land-Based Technology course or go on to take an apprenticeship. 

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