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Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Apprenticeship (Intermediate) - Level 2 at College of West Anglia

Course description

This apprenticeship is aimed at people who have a keen interest in the technical aspects of motor vehicles and wish to train in light vehicle maintenance and repair. It will offer the opportunity to develop the sound technical knowledge base needed within the industry. The apprentice will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage. The competency diploma at level 2 is made up of mandatory units plus a number of optional units to meet employer requirements. Examples of these units are: Competency in Routine Light Vehicle Maintenance, and Competency in Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Engine units and components. The Technical Certificate is achieved through college day release and provides the essential knowledge for service technicians working on light vehicles. Achievement of the framework will take approximately two years.

Entry requirements

You will be interviewed and assessed for your potential, commitment and motivation to achieve the apprenticeship, based upon the range and level of activities you will be undertaking in the workplace. You may also need to undergo an initial assessment of your English and maths skills in which you are required to be working at/towards level 1 maths and level 1 English, or higher. It is recommended that applicants have GCSE grade D and above (or equivalent) in maths, English and science.At the start of your apprenticeship you will need to be employed by a suitable and appropriate employer for at least 30 hours a week. You will also need to have been a resident in the EU for at least 3 years, not have a level 4 or higher qualification and not be on any other government funded training programme.


The Competency Diploma is assessed through a portfolio of workplace activities. The Principles Diploma is delivered in college on a day release basis and assesses knowledge through online multiple choice testing and by assessments set within the college environment. Functional Skills are delivered in college (additional attendance may be required) and assessed through external examination. The Employment Rights and Responsibilities qualification is assessed through completion of a workbook. Personal Learning and Thinking Skills are evidenced through work and learning activities.

Financial information

If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay a course fee; however, there may be additional resources fees and fees for materials, kits and trips. Please visit our website for full details.

Further information

Please visit the CWA website for further information.

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: 02 August 2018
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