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Engineering & Motor Vehicle Studies

Engineering & Motor Vehicle Studies

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This Apprenticeship covers all the basics of Vehicle Maintenance. As a Vehicle Maintenance apprentice, you'll carry out routine light vehicle maintenance and inspections including servicing, repairing and replacing faulty parts and maintain records. On this Apprenticeship you'll spend a lot of time on your feet. Good communication plays a role, too - you'll need to understand exactly what your customer wants in order to make them happy.

Course details

The Apprentice framework includes the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence
  • Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
  • Level 1 Functional Skill English
  • Level 1 Functional Skill maths
  • Level 1 Functional Skill ICT

Mandatory Specialist Units

  • Competency in removing and replacing light vehicle engine units and components
  • Knowledge of routine light vehicle maintenance
  • Knowledge of light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components
  • Competency in removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Competency in routine light vehicle maintenance
  • Knowledge of light vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components
  • Knowledge of removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
  • Knowledge of light vehicle transmission and driveline units and components
  • Competency in removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
Entry guidelines

Apprentices must be in paid employment of at least 30 hours per week. Apprenticeships where the Apprentice is working and studying for less than 30 hours per week are by exception only. In any circumstances the Apprentice must not work for less than 16 hours per week. There are no specific academic entry requirements for the Intermediate Apprenticeship, though potential apprentices will need basic Literacy and Numeracy skills.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Additional Information

Most employers are especially interested in applicants who can demonstrate a positive ?can do? attitude and a willingness to work hard, good communication skills on which this Apprenticeship will build an understanding of the importance to the business of providing excellent customer service at all times. This apprenticeship will require good manual dexterity, will involve handling heavy equipment and spending long periods standing. For those working with electrical systems, a colour blindness test will be necessary. Apprenticeships are designed for individuals who are in paid employment within the sector and would like to achieve qualifications which recognise the skills they gain in the workplace. An Intermediate Level Apprenticeship will take a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months. If you have already found a job you may be able to convert it into an Apprenticeship. Speak to your employer and discuss the opportunity of you becoming an Apprentice. There is plenty of help and support for you and your employer and they may be eligible for a grant. Contact our Employer Services team for more information on 0151 551 7610 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are looking for a job with an Apprenticeship you can register on the National Apprenticeship Vacancy website www.apprenticeships.org.uk or to view the Apprenticeship we are currently advertising go to http://wmc.ac.uk/apprenticeships/apprenticeships-vacancies/

Where can I progress to?
  • An Advanced Level (Level 3) Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • On completion of this Intermediate Level (Level 2) Apprenticeship, apprentices will be competent to work as a Light Vehicle Service Technician
  • Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

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When does this course run?

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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