Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
Really the course found me â€“ I was taking part in the 14-16 day release programme while at school and found that I really enjoyed mechanics. After the first year I decided I wanted to study more, chatted to the tutors and took it from there â€“ Iâ€™ve now been studying at Sparsholt for five years!
It was nice to be in a place where you are treated like an adult and on such an enjoyable course. From starting off with the basics the course really builds on that knowledge and looks in-depth at how things work. I really enjoyed stripping down the engines and seeing how all the components work together. Thereâ€™s a nice balance between theory and practical work and you couldnâ€™t ask for better tutors â€“ you develop a good relationship where you both know what is expected of you.
Through a College contact Iâ€™ve got some work experience in a local garage which is going really well. Iâ€™ve been involved in general vehicle servicing, as well as some diagnostics and am hoping this will lead on to full-time employment in the trade.
The course is so worth it â€“ if you put the work in, you get so much out. Iâ€™ve come out with more qualifications than I could imagine and have learnt some really essential skills in communication and working in a team that will help me throughout my life.