0808 1686 626

Motor Vehicle Maintenance Level 3 Apprenticeship

Further your motor vehicle skills and training for a career in the motor vehicle industry with this advanced apprenticeship. It’s ideal for people who have completed an intermediate apprenticeship in motor vehicle and are looking to further their skills in the motor vehicle industry.

You broaden your skill set by looking at more complex faults and using more sophisticated equipment to diagnose problems.

The elements that make up the advanced apprenticeship are:
• Diploma in Motor Vehicle
• NVQ Diploma in Motor Vehicle
• Functional Skills in English and Maths Level 2
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Some of the units covered include:
• inspecting vehicles
• engine system faults
• chassis system faults
• electrical faults and transmission faults

You spend one day a week in college participating in classroom and practical-based sessions. The other four days are spent working in the workplace putting what you have learned into practice.

At college you learn both in the classroom and the workshops. You then take the skills you have learned out to the workplace where you are expected to bring work-based evidence and build a portfolio.

An assessor will visit your work place to observe your working practices. All functional skills will be delivered at college within your day release.
You expand on the basic skills and knowledge and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. The apprenticeship gives you a valuable insight into the profession and the future career options available to you.
You should have completed the intermediate level motor vehicle apprenticeship before progressing onto this apprenticeship. After applying you will be invited to complete initial assessments to ensure that you are at the right level of learning for the course.
The advanced apprenticeship in motor vehicle provides the ideal foundation from which to further your skills within the motor industry. Possible job roles you could consider include:
• light or heavy vehicle diagnostic technician
• motorcycle diagnostic technician
• auto-electrical diagnostic technician

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.

Motor Vehicle Maintenance Level 3 Apprenticeship NEWS
Vehicle restoration draws the crowds at Sunday Scramble
National award wins for classic vehicle apprentices
Police visit drives home safety message
Car donation drives skills boost