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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Intermediate Apprenticeship at Exeter College

Course description

The Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair offers a practical approach and a solid platform for anyone wishing to develop a career as a motor vehicle technician. As an Apprentice you will hold a full time job and attend college one day per week throughout the 24 month programme. You will work towards a framework of qualifications which make up the Apprenticeship. This course will launch you directly into the workplace and provides an excellent way to build your career and progress to further training and education. 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. You will spend the remainder of the week in the workplace where you will put your new skills into practice. 

Course content

You will cover the following units:

  • Contribute to good housekeeping
  • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to Health and Safety
  • Maintain positive working relationships
  • Carry out routine vehicle servicing
  • Remove and refit engine, electrical, and chassis components

Entry requirements

You need GCSEs at grade Dor above in English, maths, ICT and a science based subject. You must have an interest and desire to learn and understand electrical systems and be prepared to participate in all college sessions


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

Financial information

You will need safety boots, overalls and recommended text books.

Future opportunities

Once you have completed your NVQ2 Apprenticeship you should be looking to progress to your NVQ3 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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