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Motor Engineering – Light Vehicle

Course title: Motor Engineering – Light Vehicle Course level: Level 3
Qualification: Advanced Level Apprenticeship Awarding body: IMI Awards Ltd.
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: 12 months
Venue: Employer Premises


The Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship is popular with employers in England.

The aim of the apprenticeship framework is to attract new people into the Vehicle Maintenance & Repair from a wide variety of backgrounds to replace those who leave / retire and to up skill the existing workforce in England.

The Vehicle Maintenance & Repair framework is supported by a wide range of employers of all sizes (micro, small/medium and large) across the sector including Jaguar, Toyota, Ford and BMW

The industry relies on a steady flow of new entrants and apprentices to help meet the skills needs of employers and to replace an aging workforce.

Apprentices will spend their time within a Light Vehicle Repair Garage to train and learn the skills needed to become a Diagnostic Technician learning how to diagnose, test and repair, replace faulty parts and maintain records on a range of vehicles including light and heavy vehicles, trailers, motorcycles, caravans and motor homes.

Support will be offered to find your apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

  • English grade D/5 (or equivalent)
  • Maths grade D/5 (or equivalent)
  • College interview

Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

The nine national outcomes for the employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) is an induction programme and will carry out an externally assessed unit.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This framework includes the mapping of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) which have been mapped to the mandatory units of the knowledge and competence qualification.  They are…

  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Self-managers
  • Effective participators

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through onsite visits, reviews and an online portfolio.

Qualifications achieved

  • Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 2 (Competence)
  • Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Diploma Level 2 (Knowledge)
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 2
  • English Functional Skills Level 2
  • ICT Functional Skills Level 2
  • ERR
  • PLTS

Progression and employment

Following further training and development, apprentices can progress to a range of jobs such as Workshop Controller, Service Adviser, Service Manager, Workshop Manager, Master/Senior Technician or…

  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Management
  • Higher Apprenticeship in Management

Possible employment outcomes:

  • Diagnostic Technician
  • MOT Tester

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

For more information, or an informal discussion about your needs, please contact Lauren Thomas:

Call: 01254 354220

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January 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm