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Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Apprenticeship Advanced at East Berkshire College

Course description

All Apprenticeships consist of a Framework of different elements. They must include qualifications that, when achieved, prove the Apprentice's competence in carrying out work of the Level and type identified in the Framework.

Also included must be qualifications which demonstrate the technical knowledge of the job and industry, plus more wide ranging general skills required to operate successfully in the trade; these will include Maths, English and, if appropriate, ICT and Employer Rights and Responsibilities.

The different elements can be combined in one qualification, or be covered in separate qualifications, but all elements must be achieved to obtain a full Apprentice Certificate.

Course content

  • Conforming to General Safety in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Efficient Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Confirm the occupational method of work
  • Confirm work activities and resources for the work Materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in motor vehicle
  • Supporting job roles in the automotive work environment
  • Diagnose and rectify electrical and mechanical vehicle faults
  • Diagnose and rectify faults in chassis systems
  • Diagnose and rectify engine faults

Entry requirements

Carry out routine heavy vehicle maintenance and inspections, including servicing, repairing, diagnosing and replacing faulty parts and maintaining records.

Your employer would be expected to train and support you in the workplace so you have the experience to be competent in all of the mandatory and chosen optional units.


You will be assessed in the workplace as well as the college to ensure all the competencies are met.

The range of methods include portfolio building, professional discussion and direct observation, as well as classroom teaching and online tests.

You will have regular review meetings with your assessor and employer to support the achievement of the qualification.

Future opportunities

  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair in another pathway;
  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in another part of the Automotive Retail Industry such as Vehicle Parts or Vehicle Body & Paint;
  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Management into employment into a range of Level 3 and 4 jobs such as Workshop Controller, Service Adviser or Service Manager;
  • after further training and development onto a Foundation degree for example, in Automotive Engineering or Automotive Technology;
  • after further training and development onto Higher Education (HE) programmes such as MEng and BEng programmes in Automotive.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Berkshire College directly.

Last updated date: 04 May 2016

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