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Level 3 Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Apprenticeship at Leeds City College

Course description

As a service technician you would be involved in a variety of tasks including servicing and tuning, replacing components, using specialist equipment to measure performance and making adjustments, diagnosing and locating faults, carrying out road tests and more besides.

You will have the opportunity to work in small independent garages or a large main dealership. On the advanced apprenticeship, you will learn about more complex faults and how to identify and repair them using sophisticated diagnostic equipment.

Course content

In order to achieve a full Apprenticeship you must successfully complete the different parts of the framework over 18 to 24 months.

This consists of sector related industry qualifications:

Competence qualification

Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Competence

Knowledge qualification

Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

Light Vehicle Diagnostic Technician

Carry out light vehicle maintenance and inspections including servicing, diagnosing, repairing and replacing faulty parts and maintaining records.

Functional Skills qualifications

  • Level 2 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in ICT

Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Entry requirements

A rigorous recruitment and selections process is carried out to ensure that the aspiring apprentices are suited to enduring this exciting and challenging route of study. A Level 2 in Motor vehicle maintenance and repair is essential and GCSE grade A-C in English and Maths would be an advantage.

However if you cannot provide evidence of this then you will be required to sit an online assessment test. Employment in a establishment.


A wide range of assessment methods are used both in the classroom environment and workplace. Evidence reflects how you have carried out the process relating to your competence.

For example: The process that you carry out could be recorded in an observation or witness testimony. Products relating to your competence could be minutes of a meeting, e mails, letters, manufacturing instructions, photos and health and safety checks.

Different forms of questioning are carried out on an on-going part of the assessment process.

Future opportunities

Search and apply online for our current vacancies or alternatively you can complete the online application form or e-mail a copy of your cv to the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team.

Contact us on: T: 0113 216 2337 / 0113 308 7918


Further information

Our apprenticeships are changing throughout the year, stay up to date online

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 November 2017
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