Apprenticeships are a popular choice for young people aged 16 - 24 looking for on-the-job training and the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst earning a wage. Most of your training will be directly linked to the career you have chosen, gaining practical experience in the workplace, backed up by attendance at college just one day a week.

An Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience of a variety of Maintenance and repair activities. You will be working in a workshop environment where your duties could encompass many areas of garage work such as servicing, and the diagnosis and rectification of engine, chassis, electrical and transmission components from light vehicles. Health and Safety and housekeeping are also important parts of the qualification. Your exact duties will depend upon your employer.

Where possible staff from College Apprenticeships Training will assist in finding you an employer and a place of work (although students who are already employed are welcome to apply if sponsored by their employer). Your offer of Apprenticeship training will be dependent upon work placements being available.

Apprenticeships are a great option for school leavers who want to get straight onto the career ladder. An Apprenticeship is equivalent to 5 GCSE's.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

Entrants should possess GCSE's in English, Maths and a Science based subject at grades A to C. It is strongly recommended that entrants have completed an Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair at level 2 prior to commencing an Advanced Apprenticeship. All applicants for Apprenticeship training will be required to attend an assessment and interview.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
TDNXHM0017 01/08/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Course content

Course Content 

To gain the full Apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 3 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Key Skills in Application of Number Level 2
  • Communication Level 2
  • Information Technology Level 1
  • Level 3 Technical Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights

The NVQ qualification is work-related and will relate specifically to your job role. Mandatory units include:

  • G1- Contribute to Workplace Good Housekeeping
  • G2- Ensure Your Own Actions Reduce Risks to Health and Safety
  • G3- Maintain Positive Working Relationships
  • MR07- Diagnose and Rectify Engine Component Faults
  • MR08- Diagnose and Rectify vehicle Chassis System Faults
  • AE06- Diagnose and Rectify and Rectify auxiliary equipment electrical faults

More info

Start Day/Time 

Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.

Duration 

32 Months

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

NVQ Level 3

Awarding Body 

IMI

Curriculum Area 

Engineering and Construction - Motor Vehicle, Marine, Composites

Duration 

32 Months

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

NVQ Level 3

Awarding Body 

IMI