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3 Years
Course code AVPMVPF1SA

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician, Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship will extend your on-the-job training and further develop your vehicle maintenance skills to an advanced level. You will be employed by a garage or dealership and work alongside an experienced tradesperson to further develop and practise your new skills.

You will also attend College for one day a week for support and to learn the higher technical side of your trade. This apprenticeship covers practical and theory content including the diagnosis of modern complex motor vehicle systems and their faults such as brakes, steering and suspension, electrical and inspection.

You will also learn about employers’ rights and responsibilities, and we will work with you to develop your IT, English and maths skills.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through practical skills tests and workplace observations, online tests, assignments, and an e-portfolio.

What could I do after this course?

The majority of our apprentices are kept on by their employers after they finish their programme. This programme could also lead to you becoming a mechanic or setting up your own garage.


Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and maths. You will need to be in employment in the industry, but we can support you to find this.

Course Level

Level 3

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What our students say

Michaela Cook, Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle


Michaela Cook

"I’ve found some of the subject a little difficult to graft straight away but overall I found it fun and I really enjoyed learning more in-depth about components and the vehicle it’s self."

Former school: Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw

Studied: Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle

What next? After my course I would like to stay in mechanics and do more courses to keep up to date with the new models/electric vehicles and software updates. I would hopefully like to see myself owning my own business

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