Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Apprenticeship - Level 3

Throughout the year
24 months
Balliol Road Campus

Apprenticeship Details

This course is a day release programme for employed advanced trainee vehicle technicians working in the vehicle repair industry.

Learners will complete a VCQ and VRQ certificate as part of the course, using the College’s modern study areas and vehicle workshop.

Learners will learn advanced vehicle technology and practice diagnostic skills and techniques.

  • Health and safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Job roles in the automotive environment
  • Materials, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
  • Diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle auxiliary electrical system faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle engine system faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of chassis (steering, suspension & braking) system faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of transmission and driveline faults
  • Removing and refitting light vehicle mechanical, electrical and trim, identification of body panels components and fasteners
  • Aged 16+
  • You must be employed within a relevant environment and provide evidence that you have the skills, knowledge and behaviours required by the sector at Level 2.
  • You must demonstrate Maths and English skills at Level 1 or above in your initial Maths and English assessment.
One day per week.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to some questions that we are often asked:

Most apprenticeships take between 12 - 18 months to complete.

Yes, you will be paid by your employer for the duration of your apprenticeship. You will be paid at least the government’s minimum wage rate for apprentices, £3.70. A lot of employers pay their apprentices a higher hourly wage than the minimum rate.

This is ultimately up to your employers, but more than 90% of apprentices stay in employment after their course ends.

We work with lots of employers to provide apprentice positions. Check out our live vacancies section above or call 0151 353 4444 to chat to our team.