Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle – Maint (NEW)


This Apprenticeship deals with the repair and maintenance of all types of vehicles. There are more than 32 million vehicles on the UK’s roads, which means we need plenty of motor vehicle technicians to keep them roadworthy.

As an apprentice, you could work for a dealership and focus on a particular manufacturer, or work for an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles. You’ll be working in a service technician type role, carrying out routine maintenance and basic repairs, as well as identifying and reporting faults.

Vehicle repair is challenging, hands-on work, every vehicle will present a new problem to solve. You’ll also need good communication skills in order to explain everything to the customer. But you’ll feel satisfied when the job’s done and that car is back on the road.

Course requirements

Minimum four GCSEs at grade A-D including maths and English. Alternatively you may have completed a suitable full-time programme at Level 1.

What will I do?

You will be required to complete the NVQ and Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair as well as completing Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. If it is required, you will also need to complete Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and ICT. You will be allocated an assessor who will visit you in your work place to provide support with the NVQ and you will attend Bishop Auckland College 1 day a week to complete theory work.

What will it give me?

The apprenticeship will develop your hand skills with an automotive environment. You will also gain a nationally recognised qualification as well starting you on your chosen career path!

Materials needed

A passion for working with cars!

What can I do when I finish?

Progress to the level 3 (advanced) apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle (Maintenance and Repair). Progress your career as a: Light Vehicle Service Technician, Technician, Auto Electrical Technician, Mobile Electrical Installation Technician, Light Vehicle Diagnostic Technician, Auto Electrical Diagnostic Technician, Mobile Electrical Installation Diagnostic Technician.

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