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Motor Vehicle (Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at East Surrey College

Course description

The course will consist of day release at college with a 10 week assessor based meeting to carry out practical observations in the workplace. On line portfolios will be produced to ensure all evidence is tracked.

Course content

Units/topics covered:
Mandatory units:
• Health and Safety in the workplace
• Supporting job roles in the automotive industry
• Knowledge of Materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
Mandatory Specialist Units:
• Diagnose and rectify auxiliary electrical faults
• Diagnose and rectify engine faults
• Diagnose and rectify chassis system faults
• Diagnose and rectify transmission and driveline faults
Optional Units:
• Inspecting light vehicles
To support candidates we have invested in an interactive on line learning system that enables learners to study outside of the college in an exciting and modern way.

Entry requirements

Although not mandatory, it is recommended that learners will have 3 GCSEs or Scottish Standard Grade/Intermediate in Maths, English and a Science based subject. For individuals with no formal qualifications, completion of an IMI Awards Level 2 VCQ and VRQ are essential.
You must be in paid work for a minimum of 30 hours per week. It is essential you have the right mind-set for working full time and studying at the same time. Having a can-do attitude, being flexible and reliable are also important. You must also be able to communicate effectively with others.


Assessments will be in the form of online exams, written tests, assignments and practical observations in the workplace.

Financial information

If you are under 19 when you start your apprenticeship then tuition is free. If you are 19 or over please call our Employer Services team for advice and guidance on funding and eligibility.

Future opportunities

Level 4 qualification

Further information

Equipment needed:
Safety boots and 1 piece overalls will be required for all workshop tasks including pens, pencils, calculator, folder and A4 insert sheets will be required for all theory sessions.
For advice & guidance or to arrange an interview please contact our Employer Services team on 01737 788316.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 2 Years
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