Duration (EXCL EPA)

24 Months (£16,000)


EPA Duration

2 Months


Start Date



about the course

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


This course is designed to promote working independently but also operating as an effective team member, provide a good understanding of how workshops and the dealership/garage function 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 Overview

As part of the Motor Vehicle Programme, you will be required to develop Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in the below areas within your organisation:

  • 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

The course will typically be completed over a 24-month period, which will include weekly knowledge delivery through face-to-face sessions at our Stevenage construction campus.


The learners will also be observed in the workplace to identify the standards of competence are being met. There will also be recorded professional discussions covering competence towards the standard.


The tutor will complete a progress review in the first 6 weeks and every 10-12 weeks thereafter, which will require the Employer’s presence. All work will be stored on an electronic portfolio ready to be submitted to the End Point Assessment Organisation.


At the end of the 24th month, the learner will have a final assessment with and End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). Revision and mock activities will be completed with the learner prior to the final assessment.

End Point Assessment

As part of the Apprenticeship Standard, you will be required to complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of your programme with an external Independent Assessor (EPAO).  Throughout the programme your tutor will prepare you for the End Point Assessment and complete mock assessments prior to your final assessment.


The following elements will be completed during the End Point Assessment for the Motor Vehicle Standard

  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Professional Discussion
  • Knowledge test
  • Practical Observation


At the end of the final assessment, the below grades will be awarded by the EPAO:

  • Fail
  • Pass
  • Distinction


As part of the Motor Vehicle Standard you will be achieving the following qualifications:

  • Apprenticeship Standard Certificate in Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician
  • Level 3 IMI Aware in Automotive Refrigerant Handling
  • Functional Skills Maths (Level 2)*
  • Functional Skills English (Level 2)*


*Will be achieved if relevant qualification not already held prior to the 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.


Where a learner does not hold an equivalent to or GSCE grade 4 (C) or above, you will need to sit Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths prior to taking the End Point assessment.


Learners are required to hold Level 2 Autocare Technician or equivalent qualification in order to enrol on this programme.

Learner Journey

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Government Funding

Find out how your business can benefit from government funding here.

Contact for further information

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