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Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Intermediate Apprenticeship at Exeter College

Course description

As an Apprentice you will hold a full time job with a motor vehicle workshop and attend college one day per week for the 2 years of your course. You will work towards a framework of qualifications which make up the Apprenticeship.

NVQ: Part of the Apprenticeship framework is the NVQ qualification. The NVQ shows your competence, knowledge, and understanding of business tasks and procedures, and proves you are able to carry out your job to the NVQ standards.

When on your college day-release, you will be taught by your Tutor or Training Officer.

Course content

You will cover the following units:

  • Contribute to good housekeeping
  • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Carry out routine vehicle maintenance
  • Maintain positive working relationships
  • Diagnose complex system faults
  • Rectify complex system faults
  • Inspect vehicles

Entry requirements

You will need GCSEs Grade D or above in English, Maths, ICT and a Science based subject and need to complete an initial assessment as part of your application. You must have an interest in heavy vehicles and need to be in full-time employment.


Whilst at work, your Training Officer will visit you and carry out assessments in a variety of styles: observing you; completing knowledge questions; setting practical tasks. They will also help you build your portfolio of evidence for your NVQ.

Financial information

You will need to purchase some tools and garage equipment eventually.

Future opportunities

Once you have completed your Apprenticeship programme you should be looking to progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship if you want to become a qualified technician.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 January 2016
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