Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Advanced Apprenticeship
Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
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Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive Level 3 Technology Centre up to 2 years

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This apprenticeship has been designed to provide all the technical skills and knowledge needed to work on all systems found within a huge range of cars and vans; from replacing simple parts to complex fault diagnostics. You will work  either in dealerships, which focus on a particular manufacturer, or in an independent garage, which deals with many different makes of vehicles.

What topics will I study?

Topics include:

  • Routine servicing and inspection procedures
  • How to diagnose faults using suitable fault finding strategies
  • Steering and suspension geometries; electrical circuit requirements and calculations
  • How to develop positive working relationships and communicate effectively
  • How vehicle service and repair is impacted by legislation and ethical requirements
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and a efficient workshop
  • Use ICT to create emails, wordprocess documents and carry out web based searches
  • Report faults using company procedures and recommend suitable future actions

What experiences will I get?

What are the entry requirements?

Maths and English GCSE, grade C/4 (or equivalent). If you do not have these qualifications our team will support you to gain these skills alongside your apprenticeship.

What facilities are there?

  • State-of-the-art facilities, including the automotive diagnostic laboratory with test simulator and rigs, with multiple different car brands to develop your maintenance and repair skills further.
  • £8.5 million world-class Technology Centre on the edge of Exeter, which provides industry-led teaching spaces and workshops.

What can the course lead on to?

Some apprentices go into employment working for a multi-brand repairer or a specific organisation

Are there any additional costs?

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. Please contact a Training and Recruitment Advisor on 01392 400800 for more information.

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