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Automotive Engineering Apprenticeship Level 2 at Lincoln College

Course description

This highly practical route into the Motor Industry is ideally suited to people who prefer vocational training, however academic study is also required.

The Motor Vehicle and Transport industry requires skilled and competent technicians, so if you are considering a career as a Mechanic, Vehicle Fitter or a Vehicle Technician, becoming an Apprentice is a valuable step in the experience and qualifications to help you succeed in the industry. Apprenticeships develop an extensive range of practical skills that include working on engines, transmissions, braking, steering and suspension systems.

Plus, enhance problem solving and analytical skills involved with diagnostics, fault finding and identifying solutions.

Apprenticeships will also develop your understanding of:

  • How vehicles are constructed and how individual components are put together to create modern vehicle systems
  • Health and safety in the work place
  • How to communicate and interact with other people

There are two levels of Apprenticeship. Intermediate (Level 2) will gain you a semi-qualified status. The Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship and will give you a fully qualified status.

An intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) can be completed in the following pathways:

  • Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Large (Heavy) Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Fast Fit
  • Large (Heavy) Vehicle Trailer
  • Body and Paint Operations (see separate leaflet)

Entry requirements

  • GCSE Grades A-E (Maths, English & Science)
  • Employment or placement within the retail motor industry



Continual assessment of an electronic portfolio completed throughout your Apprenticeship. Written statements of tasks, task observations and multi-choice computer based examinations of underpinning knowledge. Functional Skills are assessed through course work and examinations.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 January 2017

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