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Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at Gloucestershire 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.

The most common way to become a motor vehicle technician is through an apprenticeship in vehicle mechanics.

To get onto a scheme, you will need GCSEs in maths, English and science or equivalent.

To become a qualified motor vehicle technician you will need to have:

  • Strong practical skills
  • Good problem-solving skills to find faults
  • The ability to work quickly and pay attention to detail
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • The ability to follow written and spoken instructions
  • A reasonable level of fitness
  • An up-to-date knowledge of vehicle developments, especially new engine types and electronics 
  • An awareness of health and safety regulations.

Entry requirements

You will need to have 4-5 GCSE's at grade A*-C including English and Maths or you will have successfully completed the Level 2 Motor Vehicle course with merit and the functional skills.

Selection is based upon a successful interview, short assessment and a positive reference.

Future opportunities

After you have successfully completed the course, you will have the necessary qualifications for a job in the motor trade or to enrol on an FE course such as Motorsport Engineering.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 April 2016
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