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Motor Vehicle Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 3 Apprenticeship at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

The Motor Vehicle industry impacts upon a diverse range of sectors and therefore provides an interesting and rewarding career with progression opportunities at all levels. An apprenticeship provides you with work based, practical experience whilst gaining the skills and knowledge you need to do the job and progress. You will need to pass an aptitude test and have a successful interview.

Course content

The apprenticeship follows the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF) in light or heavy vehicle maintenance and repair and the vocational competency qualification (VCQ) at Level 2. In addition, you will develop functional skills in Maths, English and ICT.

Entry requirements

To enrol on to an apprenticeship programme it may help to have GCSEs in maths, English and Science.


You will be assessed in the workplace, take formal examinations and will need to build a portfolio of evidence.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the framework may enable you to progress on to a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship and this could lead to promotion within your profession.

Further information

You can apply for an apprenticeship at any time of the year; there is no set intake date, although you must be 16+. Take a look at our current vacancies if you don’t have an employer

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: 07 December 2018

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