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Classic Vehicle Restoration Apprenticeship

If you plan to pursue a career in the motor vehicle industry - specifically working with classic vehicles - then this is the course for you.

According to research by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, there is a need for around 1,000 new apprentices in classic vehicle restoration across the UK.

This course is designed to give you a broad base of knowledge and experience to prepare you for working within the industry and focuses on developing the particular skills and knowledge required for older ‘classic’ vehicles.

You spend 1-2 days a week in college participating in classroom and practical-based sessions. The other 3-4 days are spent in the workplace, putting what you have learned into practice.

You will be expected to build a portfolio with evidence you have collected in the workplace. An assessor will visit your workplace to observe your working practices. All functional skills (English and maths) will be delivered at college within your day release.
You will develop the knowledge and skills required to carry out many tasks related to motor vehicle restoration, maintenance and repair. You will also be given an insight into the profession and valuable insight into future careers open to you.
Qualifications on entry will be confirmed on application and will depend on experience within the sector, as well as formal qualifications.

All applicants will be called in to sit an initial assessment to ensure that you are at the correct level of learning. You will then be invited into college for an interview with a member of the teaching team.
On successful completion of the course you can progress to a more advanced apprenticeship or can progress within the workplace into further, related employment.

case study

Matthew Saunders, 21, from Buckingham, is studying the Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Vehicle Restoration Level 2 Diploma.
 
He said: “I have always been into cars. It is something I picked up from my dad." Find out more about Matthew's story.
 
 

Vuyani (Vinny) Mnguni, 33, is from South Africa and now lives in Oxford. Having been discharged from the armed forces on medical grounds, he is now in the first year of the Classic Vehicle Restoration Apprenticeship.
 
Jack Baker, 20, from Whipsnade, is in the first year of the Classic Vehicle Restoration Apprenticeship. 
 

In just three years, Natalie Green has been able to develop her interest into motor racing in a career that has seen her take up employment as a Motor Vehicle Technician and embark on a thorough Mercedes Benz training programme. Find out more.

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