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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship (Level 2 Intermediate and Level 3 Advanced) at Blackburn College

Course description

If you love cars and enjoy fixing things, this could be a great career for you.

Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches. They work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security.

Course content

  • Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle engine faults
  • Diagnosing and rectifying vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
  • Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle chassis system faults

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment.


You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Course work
  • Oral questioning
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical assessments
  • Online tests

Future opportunities

The Intermediate Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship. On completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship you could continue to work in the industry in order to develop your technical knowledge and skills. Light vehicle mechanics have a range of career opportunities such as High-Tech Diagnostic Specialists, Workshop or Dealer Management or even starting your own business. Further learning could lead on to 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 Blackburn College directly.

Last updated date: 12 February 2016
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