Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Level 3 Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships allow you to gain qualifications whilst working - you will normally study one day per week in college and spend the rest of the week at work, usually at least 30 hours per week. They are available at two levels, the Intermediate and the Advanced Apprenticeship.

The Advanced Apprenticeship covers non routine and complex areas such as fault diagnosis and rectification, with similar topics to the Intermediate Apprenticeship.

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

Apprentices study related NVQs, Technical Certificates and Functional Skills. During the course you will develop your theoretical knowledge, as well as skills in the workplace.

The Advanced Apprenticeship will cover non routine and complex areas such as fault diagnosis and rectification.

The Apprenticeship will cover such topics as:

1. Inspection

2. Engine - internal & external

3. Chassis - steering, braking & suspension

4. Electrical Systems

5. Driveline

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be undertaken on a range of performance knowledge-based tasks, both in the College’s real work environment and on site. You will require a high volume of evidence from the workplace and will complete 5 online exams.

As part of the apprenticeship framework, reviews are completed every 12 weeks by the assessor where progress is discussed by the apprentice, assessor and employer.

Next: Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

Mechanic /Motor-vehicle-technician

Recognition of your qualifications by employers can lead to rapid career development in the workplace. The Advanced Apprenticeship can lead on to Higher Education.

Next: Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Successful completion of your level 2 apprenticeship including functional skills and a tutor reference. Direct entrants must have the relevant GCSE profile or equivalent or trade experience. All applicants will require an interview with the course tutor and in some cases, a trade test.

You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week in the professional area that your Apprenticeship is in. Looking for Employment? See below for what to do next…

- Apply for this apprenticeship.  We can then support you to find employment and prepare your job application.

- Register your details with the National Apprenticeship Matching Service (NAS) and search online for vacancies at

- Check the College’s website page regularly (sometimes employers only want to recruit locally and so they advertise on our website and not the NAS website):

- Make sure your CV is up to date and is relevant to the job industry you are applying to.

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Next: Apply

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