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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?

Apprenticeships are funded through government and employer contributions. If you are:

  • 16-18 working for a small business (<50) your training will be fully funded*
  • 19+ or working for a Medium size business (50+) an employer contribution may be required
  • Working for a large business or organisation (Payroll of £3m+) you training funded from your employers Digital Apprenticeship Service  Account

*small businesses who employ an apprentice between 16-18 may be eligible to receive a financial government incentive

 Transport

Our college buses pick up over 1,400 students each day from a wide area. From September 2018 all college bus routes to Reaseheath will be FREE. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.

How do I apply?

If you have an employer and you would like to apply for an apprenticeship you can apply now online. You can also view our live vacancies or complete an online enquiry form and a member of the apprenticeship team will contact you.

For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.”