Motor Vehicle (Light and Heavy) Apprenticeship Level 3


You will be employed in industry, earning a wage whilst gaining skills and qualifications that employers need and value.

You will:

  • maintain and repair cars, vans, lorries and other vehicles, such as buses and coaches.
  • diagnose problems, advise the owner about the options and then carry out the required work.
  • work on vehicle mechanical and electrical systems using a variety of tools and diagnostic equipment.

Modern vehicles are very sophisticated and include a great deal of computerised and electronic systems that require specialist knowledge.

Motor vehicle technicians need:

  • an excellent working knowledge of motor vehicles,
  • to communicate well with customers and team members,
  • a good level of fitness and normal colour vision,
  • willingness to learn on the job, working quickly and methodically,
  • to be interested in cars/heavy vehicles and electronic equipment.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs with the following grades: English and maths at 4 or above and 2 other GCSEs at grade 3 or above including science or technology.

Assessment Methods

At college and in the workplace. You will need to take exams.


There are no further courses to do, but you may be able to enter into full-time employment.

You may be able to move into full-time employment.

Fees & Funding

There are no fees to be paid by the apprentice, but an employer contribution maybe applicable.


For more information on applying for this course please see the Apply page.

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