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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light vehicle) Intermediate Apprenticeship - Day Release at Eastleigh College

Course description

You will achieve

  • a Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence and
  • a Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles and
  • a Level 2 Award in Knowledge of Employee Rights and Responsibilities for the Automotive Sector.

Unless exempt on entry, you will also achieve Level 1 Functional Skills qualifications in English, Maths and ICT.

Course content

The Apprenticeship includes core units relating to

  • health and safety in the automotive environment
  • materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
  • support for job roles in the automotive environment
  • removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • removing and replacing light vehicle engine units and components
  • removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
  • light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust systems units and components
  • routine light vehicle maintenance.

In addition, there is a range of unit options to select from.

Entry requirements

  • Entry is subject to interview and assessment.
  • You will need to be directly employed by a suitable company in a light vehicle maintenance and repair role for at least 30 hours per week.

In addition, you need to have

  • 4 GCSEs at Grade D or higher, Including English and Maths
  • or have achieved a Level 1/2 vehicle maintenance qualification
  • or have relevant motor vehicle repair experience and be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 1 in English and Maths.


Once you have enrolled onto the programme you will be assigned an assessor that will visit you in the workplace regularly.

They will

  • complete assessment plans and reviews with you to keep you on target
  • support you in the collection of the required evidence needed for your qualification through different assessment methods such as: professional discussion, observations, written questions, verbal questions, witness statements and any assignments.

Future opportunities

Intermediate apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. Intermediate apprentices may also progress onto other further education and /or Continuing Professional Development courses or; with relevant opportunities progress into other job roles such as Service Advisor or Maintenance Controller.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 March 2016

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