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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Prinicples Diploma

If you want to make it to the top of the car industry, if you’re going to be one of the very best automotive engineers out there, then look no further than this course.

Everything on this course has been designed to give you an advanced skillset and everything you need to excel in the industry. You’ll be studying the components of vehicle maintenance in finer detail, working with complex systems across different vehicles.

You’ll be diagnosing vehicles and fault-finding, becoming more confident identifying problems. Not only that, you’ll know just how to fix those problems, appropriately rectifying the faults and properly maintaining a vehicle. Put this together, and you’ll be a trusted pair of hands in any garage – capable of rolling your sleeves up and taking on any problem, no matter how challenging or complicated it might be.
The course develops knowledge from previous studies, and upon completion, as a skilled technician you will be able to find employment in a variety of fields in the automotive industry.

Progression

With a couple years of experience under your belt, this course is about taking all of your existing skills and perfecting them, making you a highly skilled mechanic and automotive engineer.

It’s the last stop before you go out into industry, opening up many opportunities for you in the automotive field. Because of our association with the IMI, garages and workshops throughout the UK recognise that our graduates are talented and confident mechanics, ready to get to work in any automotive setting.

Our students go on to become vehicle fitters, diagnostic technicians, vehicle technicians, and mechanics – even motorsport engineers! So, whatever you want to do, however far you want to go, you can achieve it all with our automotive courses here at the College.

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What will I learn?

“I've always had an interest in automotive engineering. I was really pleased when I found out that the College offered a course which suited my passion. I would like to pursue this as a career as I really enjoy what I do.”Titan Sae-Lao

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

Newton Abbot Campus – Automotive Skills Centre

This course is available at our Newton Abbot Campus on Bradley Lane. Here we offer automotive courses for learners of all ages, reaching Teignbridge and Torquay.

Bradley Lane,
Newton Abbot,
TQ12 1LZ

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Student Life

Life at South Devon College is about being treated like an adult and benefiting from small class sizes. We pride ourselves in offering outstanding support in state of the art facilities.

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Student Support

We offer a supportive learning environment for all students including free or discounted travel options, financial support, an exclusive Job Shop service enabling you to find part time jobs while you study, personalised learning programmes and careers advice.