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Heavy Goods Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Motor Vehicle
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year
Course Code   10562-CAM-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   05/09/2022

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.

  What You Will 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

  Work Experience

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.


You will be assessed throughout your course.


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.




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