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Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair (Level 3) Advanced Apprenticeship at Central College Nottingham

Course description

Earn while you learn, aimed at those who prefer vocational training to academic study or those who wish to gain employment by gaining a technical skill and knowledge, but also demonstrate competence in the workplace.

Course content

An Apprenticeship is a vocational, work-based programme that demonstrates competence and knowledge. With a combination of on-the-job training and assessments, and training through an IMI Awards’ approved centre, Apprenticeships demonstrate the individual’s competence to do a job to a national standard.

  • Knowledge of Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Environment
  • Competency in Diagnosing and Rectifying Motorcycle Electrical Faults
  • Competency in Motorcycle Preparation and Inspection
  • Competency in Diagnosing and Rectifying Motorcycle Engine Faults
  • Knowledge of Diagnosis and Rectification of Motorcycle Chassis System Faults
  • Knowledge of Diagnosis and Rectification of Motorcycle Transmission and Driveline Faults

Entry requirements

You will need to be employed in a Garage carrying out appropriate tasks. In addition, applicants must have achieved 4 GCSEs at grades A* to D and Level 2 Apprenticeship in Motorcycle maintenance.


The assessment is made up of three components (set by IMI Awards):

  • Practical tasks
  • Online testing
  • Portfolio of evidence

The knowledge component of this qualification is also independently assessed via online testing. The tests are mapped to each knowledge unit's learning outcomes and assessment criteria to ensure coverage. These tests are marked electronically by IMI Awards.

Future opportunities

Level 4 in Advanced Automotive Studies for Master Technicians.


For some learners this qualification could prepare them for progression to further learning and training. For others, this qualification could also provide a useful recognition of their practical skills and knowledge, to aid their step from one job role to another


Further information

Overalls and boots should be supplied by your employer.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 March 2016
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    • The Centre, just five minutes walk from Nottingham Train Station and Tram terminus, is the College's Automotive Centre which boasts three automotive workshops with a total of 32 ramps. It houses most of the Automotive courses and our new commercial garage, Auto Central which is now open!