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Light Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Brooklands College

Course description

This Advanced Apprenticeship will help apprentices progress from the Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, building upon the skills that have been previously obtained. This qualification will allow the student to specialise in the area of fault rectification and diagnosis on modern light vehicles.

You will need to work in a garage or dealership environment, working a minimum of 30 hours per week (including training time). Apprentices will need to have a contract of employment.

You will be working with light motor vehicles (cars) and have access to removing, repairing, replacing and testing components. This will give you on the job experience in working in a mechanical workshop.

Course content

To gain the full apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle Competence)
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths, English and ICT
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Mandatory units:

  • Skills and Knowledge in Health and Safety
  • Skills and Knowledge in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices
  • Skills and Knowledge in supporting roles in the automotive industry
  • Skills in diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle engine faults
  • Skills in diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle chassis
  • Skills and knowledge of diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle
  • Skills and Knowledge of diagnosing and rectifying of vehicle auxiliary and
  • electrical faults

Additional units can include:

  • Skills and knowledge in identifying motor vehicle customer service
  • Skills in how to make learning possible through demonstration

Entry requirements

Apprentices that have completed the Level 2 apprenticeship can progress to carry out the Level 3 apprenticeship.

You will need to demonstrate an interest in working in the Motor Vehicle sector. All applicants applying for an apprenticeship will be required to attend an interview and undertake initial assessments.


You will attend day release at college one day a week over two academic years. You will be assessed in the workplace by an assessor and your attendance at college.

During your assessments targets will be set to ensure that you complete your apprenticeship on time.

You will need to complete all relevant functional skills if  you have not achieved a minimum grade C at GCSE within the past 5 years.

Financial information

Apprenticeships are fully funded for those aged 16- 18 years.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this qualification you could progress to other roles including Light Vehicle Diagnostic Technician, Motorcycle Diagnostic Technician, Auto Electrical Diagnostic Technician, Mobile Electrical Installation Diagnostic Technician.

Alternatively you could progress with the right qualifications and experience to become an MOT Tester.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 February 2016
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