36 months (£18000)


Course Overview

A motor vehicle service and maintenance technician services and repairs light vehicles such as cars and vans and works either in dealerships which focus on a particular manufacturer, or in an independent garage which deals with many different makes of vehicles.


This course is designed to promote working independently but also operating as an effective team member, provide good understanding of how workshops and the dealership/garage functions from a commercial perspective and covers all aspects of working on systems found within the vehicle, replacing simple parts and solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment.

Course Content

The course is structured to cover all of the following aspects along with supporting the behaviours required to work within this environment:

  • Engine mechanical systems
  • Engine cooling systems
  • Engine management systems
  • Pressure charged induction
  • Exhaust emission reduction
  • Heating and ventilation
  • Steering, suspension and braking
  • Lighting systems
  • Clutch and gearbox
  • Course Delivery
  • F gas handling
  • Knowledge of Hybrid vehicles

Course Delivery

Apprentices will attend day release throughout the academic year for the first 2 years followed by assessment of competence in the workplace for the final year.


Learners will need to evidence 20% off the job hours using teaching sessions, shadowing in the workplace, time spent writing tasks; Off-the-job training is defined as learning which is undertaken outside of the normal day to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of an apprenticeship.


Entry requirements

Typical applicants will display a good attitude, a positive approach to learning & development and a high level of ambition. Apprentices will need to sit an initial assessment in both English and Maths and if they are starting the course without a GSCE grade 3 (C) or above they will need to sit Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths before completion of the apprenticeship.