Heavy Goods Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 3 Motor Vehicle

Working with heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), buses and other large transport requires specialist skills and training. We offer a dedicated full-time programme so you can go on to work with heavy vehicles, trailers and lift trucks, refrigeration lorries or bus fleets.

We offer a full-time initial preparation route (at Level 1 and 2 depending on your prior experience and qualifications) with a final Level 3 apprenticeship to take you to supervisory level employment in this sector, with companies as diverse as Volvo and Heathrow Airport.

This one-year full-time programme will allow you to become fully qualified in the maintenance and repair of heavy vehicles. During the course you will grow your knowledge and understanding of the systems and diagnostic techniques of a wide range of heavy vehicles.

Successful completion of the course will mean you are able to work in a supervisory role in the workplace, aware of best practice in health and safety and good housekeeping. You will also be fully conversant in all materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in this automotive environment.

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.


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Ideal if:

You want to become fully qualified in the maintenance and repair of heavy vehicles.

You’ll need:

The Level 2 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair.

You’ll learn:

Subjects covered focus more on diagnostic and supervisory skills and include:

  •  Diagnosing heavy vehicle and driveline faults
  •  Skills required in heavy vehicle brakes, steering and suspension units
  • Knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
  • Knowledge and diagnosis of engine mechanical and electrical faults
  • Vehicle inspection methods and legal requirements


To be assessed throughout your course.

You’ll love:

Spending most of your time in our well-equipped workshops, developing specialist diagnostic skills through hands-on experience.

You’ll go on to:

Into the workplace or meet your ambition of setting up your own business. You may also wish to do further specialist training in light vehicle, bodywork and painting or inspection and testing to broaden your expertise and develop your career.

There are approximately 5,000 automotive industry job vacancies in the UK due to skills shortages."


Heavy Goods Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma

Start Date

September 2020




1 year

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