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Apprenticeship Vehicle Maintenance - Heavy Vehicle route at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

This course covers mechanical repairs and servicing for heavy vehicles over 3.5 tons. Body Repair Technicians fix the outside body of the car –they remove, repair and replace damaged panels, ensuring that the car is still sturdy and safe. They may fix the vehicle’s alignmentand quality-check all body repairs. Body Refinishing Technicians add the final surface touch by applying primers and paint so everything looks as good as new. These courses combine NVQ and Technical Certificate qualifications along with Functional Skills.

Course content

This course covers mechanical repairs and servicing for heavy vehicles over 3.5 tons.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be 16 years of age or over on entry. No formal entryrequirements, but you will have a pre-induction interview/assessment tomake sure this is the right level for you. To enter this programme you will need to show enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the subject area. You will also need to be employed in the industry.


NVQ Candidates collect evidence from the workplace to build a portfolio, and assessment includes workplace observations with practical skills measured against recognised industry standards. Assessment of the underpinning knowledge is by written assignments, oral questioning and external examination.

Future opportunities

Advanced Apprenticeship in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair andimproved employment opportunities.

Further information

An Apprenticeship is a high quality, challenging training and development programme to help employees become as effective as possible in their early careers. It includes: employed status and wages, an individual learning plan, life skills, key skills and a nationally recognised certificate relating directly to their work on completion of the NVQ.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 21 January 2016
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    • The Burslem campus of Stoke on Trent College houses the following subject areas:

      Media, Art and Design

      Music and Performing Arts


      Motor Vehicle

      Construction Trades

      Plumbing, Electrical Installation and Gas Services