Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeships

Course Overview

This course follows the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma which is designed to provide the knowledge requirements for apprentices following the related Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. Learners will study the more complex principles of Mechanical and Electronic systems and diagnostic and rectification procedures. 

Mandatory units: 

  • Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment 
  • Supporting Job Roles in the Automotive Environment 
  • Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Environment
  • Diagnosing and Rectification of Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults 
  • Diagnosing and Rectification of Light Vehicle Engine System Faults 
  • Diagnosing and Rectification of Light Vehicle Transmission System Faults 
  • Diagnosing and Rectification of Light Vehicle Electrical and Electronic System Faults

As from 14 October 2016, learners who have achieved a qualification recognised as an alternative to Essential Skills, as detailed under the apprenticeship framework, are not required to undertake Essential Skills qualification. However, if a learner’s WEST assessment identifies that the learner has essential skills deficits which would inhibit progress through the framework, this needs to be addressed.

Updated November 2018

Entry Requirements

Applicants may be enrolled on the associated apprenticeship framework and have successfully completed the preceding Motor Vehicle Level 2 Technical Diploma and competence based VCQ.  

A selection panel will consider each applicant's existing academic and vocational experience, plus the enthusiasm and determination to succeed.  

Course Delivery

The course is delivered through practical demonstrations which are supported through realistic working tasks, where the emphasis is on you undertaking training and demonstrating the required skills. Underpinning knowledge for each unit is given via classroom based mode of delivery, where you are encouraged to participate in a range of learner centered activities.

Learners are assessed in a variety of ways including practical activities, multi-choice online examinations and participation in portfolio and assignment work.

Please note that, when carrying out an apprenticeship scheme, you will attend four days a week at your work placement and one day a week in college to gain the knowledge required to gain the full qualification. Support will be given to students to find suitable work placements.

Progression Opportunities

Successful learners who are also following an apprenticeship programme will have secured the necessary underpinning knowledge needed to further complete the associated VCQ. 

The course qualifies for UCAS points, and opportunities for progression into associated Higher Education programmes will also be available at the nominated universities' discretion.  

Additional Information

The following items are essential equipment for completion of the course:

Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology specialist text book L1-3 (ISBN =978 1 4085 15181)
Overalls and steel toe cap boots conforming to EN345-1 safety standards

Course deliverable in Welsh: