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BECOME A QUALIFIED LEVEL 3 LVI TECHNICIAN 

The Light Vehicle Inspection Technician Certificate is recognized by the DVSA. This course will further your knowledge experience both theoretically & practically on engines and diagnostics. 
Bodywork 
Corrosion 
Suspension  
Steering 
Brakes 
Wheels and Tyres 
Vehicle Electrics 
All our courses are are very simple, straight forward to follow. 
 
Once you’ve completed the Level 3 LVI course, your Light Vehicle Inspection Technician Accreditation, which is the initial step in achieving your MOT Tester Licence. Our Level 3 LVI course provides you with all you need to gain the skills and qualifications for your MOT Tester Licence. 
 
 
 

YOUR LEARNING IS COMPRISED OF 5 ELEMENTS 

Element 1: Steering, Suspension, Wheels & Tyres 
 
Inspect a variety of suspension systems including – McPherson strut, wishbone, solid axle 
Inspect vehicle suspension spring(s) 
Inspect suspension dampers / shock absorbers 
Identify a range of tyres including run flat/DOR/radial/cross-ply 
Wheel alignment principles including the Ackerman principles 
Element 2: Vehicle Electrics 
 
Check all vehicle lighting – front / rear / side – including headlamps (halogen / xenon technology) 
Check vehicle occupant safety systems (including SRS) meet vehicle manufacturer settings 
Accurately diagnose a vehicle electrical fault 
Diagnose electrical circuit faults using at least two methods of electrical fault finding to locate an open circuit / high resistance fault / short circuit 
Element 3 – Emission Systems 
 
Accurately analyse emission testing data from vehicles with petrol engines 
Carryout the necessary calibration of emission test equipment 
Carry out an emissions test on a petrol engine vehicle 
Analyse emission testing data from vehicles with a diesel engine 
Vehicle emission systems, including components i.e. oxygen sensor 
Element 4 – Vehicle Appraisal 
 
Full vehicle checkover 
Checking for any faults 
Inspect under vehicle including dampers/shock absorbers 
Full interior check 
Full exterior check 
Full under bonnet check 
Check vehicle body and structure 
Element 5 – Braking Systems 
 
The component functions within a vehicle electronically controlled braking system (electric handbrakes / ABS / ESP / TRC) 
Use inspection documentation to accurately record vehicle faults 
Carry out an inspection of a vehicle’s body structure and determine its road worthiness 
Identify braking components which require replacement 
Work out brake performance percentages 
Check vehicle braking system for faults 

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