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Motor Vehicle Maintenance: Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship at NESCOT

Course description

North East Surrey College of Technology is proud to introduce level 2 Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Maintenance delivered in partnership with Shelly Motors Epsom.  This unique partnership will give the apprentice excellent industrial skills in all areas of the Motor Vehicle Maintenance by working on latest model of KIA cars with the most recent engineering and technology.

Course content

Apprenticeships are good for providing flexible access to a high quality Level 2 skills programme, which acts as a real alternative to academic qualifications for those who prefer this style of learning and achievement.  Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes: you work and get paid to gain industry qualifications.  This course will combine the practical hands-on experience of the workplace with the knowledge and understanding gained through a College course.

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment
  • Support for Job Roles in the Automotive Environment
  • Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Environment
  • Routine Light Vehicle Maintenance
  • Light Vehicle Engine Lubrication and Cooling System Units and Components
  • Light Vehicle Fuel, Ignition, Air and Exhaust Systems Units and Components
  • Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Engine Units.

During the course you will study to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence (QCF)
  • Award in Knowledge of Employee Rights and Responsibilities for the Automotive Sector (QCF)
  • Functional Skills qualification in English
  • Functional Skills qualification in mathematics
  • Functional Skills qualification in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (QCF)

Entry requirements

Whilst your technical skills and knowledge will develop over the course of your Apprenticeship you will also need to demonstrate to potential employers that you possess the relevant skills and personal qualities and are willing to work and learn.
Employers will look for:
Good communication skills
Reliable, flexible and good timekeeping
Ability to work in a team as well as on your own initiative
Enthusiastic and willing to learn

To begin this course you must be eligible to work within England or the European Economic Area (EEC) and be employed for a minimum of 30 hours in a relevant job role and be able to attend college on a part-time basis. Your employer must commit to supporting you throughout your apprenticeship and provide on-the-job learning as well as your college based off-the-job learning.

If you do not have an employer to support your apprenticeship the college will support you to find an employer through our dedicated employer support team. 

You will also need to have achieved GCSEs at grade A* - C (or comparable qualification) in English, maths and ICT . Under special circumstances, the college could consider a grade D - E  Please note, you may also be required to undertake an initial assessment prior to enrolment in order to assess your current level of English, maths and ICT . Your interviewer will discuss with you want minimum level you will need to achieve at initial assessment.  

Additionally, if you have already obtained a level 4 or above qualification then you will not be eligible for apprenticeship funding. Individuals who already have a qualification at level 4 or above are only eligible for funding for a higher apprenticeship at level 5 or above.


You will be assessed via a number of methods, including practical tasks in the motor vehicle workshop and written and online exams for all units studied.  Additionally, your competence will be assessed within your normal workplace.

Financial information

Apprenticeships are fully funded for those aged 16 – 18 years.  There is an annual employer contribution for those aged 19+

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this Apprenticeship you could progress on to one of our Advanced Level 3 Motor Vehicle Apprenticeships, or progress to full employment in a relevant job role.

Motor Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 3 - Part Time

Potential career routes in the Motor Vehicle industry:

  • Accident repair
  • Body building
  • Fast-fit operations (tyres, exhausts, batteries etc)
  • Heavy vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Lift truck maintenance and repair
  • Light vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Motorcycle maintenance and repair
  • Motorsport maintenance and repair
  • Parts distribution and supply
  • Roadside assistance and recovery
  • Vehicle rental and leasing (self-drive or with driver)
  • Vehicle sales

Further information

Apprentices are required to attend college on a day-release basis.  You will need to provide all PPE including steel cap boots and overalls.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 August 2016
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    • By Road:
      Nescot is located just off the A240 (Reigate Road), close to the junction with the A24 (Ewell Bypass).  The College is just five miles inside the M25 (Junction 9).
      There is a large, free car park for use by students and visitors.

      By Rail:
      Nescot is served by two mainline railway stations.
      Ewell East (Southern Railway)
      Ewell East is a two-minute walk from the College from a public footpath leading off Platform 2.  Trains run every half-hour from London Victoria.
      Ewell West (South West Trains)
      Ewell West, which is 15 minutes walk from the College, is on the main line from London Waterloo.

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