Apprenticeships in

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Working at a dealership or independent garage with further training at college in our specialist Motor Vehicle Technology Centre, you’ll learn about vehicle electronics, engine technologies, chassis dynamics and design. There will be further opportunities to study air conditioning and F-Gas, hybrid technology and welding.

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Level 3 Apprenticeship

What will I study?

  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Personal learning and thinking skills
  • Health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Supporting job roles
  • Skills in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices
  • Diagnosis and rectification of automotive vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle chassis system faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle transmission and driveline faults

How long will it take?

  • 12 to 24 months depending on previous experience (1 day per week)

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • Preferably GCSEs at grade C or above, or
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Technical service engineer
  • Design and development engineer
  • Self employed engineer
  • Overseas development
Level 2 Apprenticeship

What will I study?

  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Personal learning and thinking skills
  • Health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Supporting job roles in the automotive environment
  • Skills in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
  • Routine light vehicle maintenance
  • Engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components
  • Vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle engine units and components
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle transmission and driveline units and components
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 18 to 24 months depending on previous experience (1 day per week)

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • Preferably GCSEs at grades E or above

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Technical service engineer
  • Design and development engineer
  • Self employed engineer
  • Overseas development
Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2017 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.

Transport

Our college buses pick up over 1,000 students each day from a wide area. The cost of daily transport is subsidised if travelling on the College bus service. To find out the cost of transport for part-time students and a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

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Student Profile
Aaron Allen

Ambition: Classic car restorer

School: Weaverham High School

Age: 19

A classic car fan, Aaron has excelled at college, completing his Level 2 IMI Diploma and both his Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeships.

He completed his work experience at TR Bitz in Warrington, which specialises in the restoration and race preparation of classic cars. His talent was quickly spotted by his bosses, who offered him the chance of an apprenticeship, and now he’s completed his studies he’s working full time for the company.

He says: “I’ve always enjoyed working on classic cars so this is a great job for me. As an apprentice it was great earning a wage and going into college to gain more experience and qualifications.”