Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Intermediate Apprenticeship

The Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Intermediate Apprenticeship programme is designed to give you the relevant training and education required to become a successful employee within the motor industry. Learning through practical and theory sessions at College is teamed with work-based experience and training in order to achieve a level 2 qualification.

Course Content

The course combines development of practical and theoretical skills at College, together with experience gained in the workplace. Students complete eight units of ten, with the choice being decided between the tutor, student and employer. Areas covered include:

  • Good Housekeeping, Health and Safety
  • Maintaining Positive Working Relationships
  • Carry out Routine Vehicle Maintenance
  • Remove and Replace Engine Units and Components
  • Remove and Replace Auxiliary Electrical Units and Components
  • Remove and Replace Chassis Units and Components
  • Conduct Pre and Post Work Vehicle Inspections
  • Valet Vehicles
  • Remove and Replace Vehicle Transmission and Driveline Units and Components

Attendance at College of one day a week will be required. The start-date for attending college for training will be communicated post-employment and sign-up.

As part of the Apprenticeship framework you will be working towards an Institute of Motor Industry VRQ qualification 50098184 and VCQ Competence qualification 50098196 as well as  study Employment Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a strong interest in the area of mechanics. You will need to be dedicated and committed to your study and be responsible for your own learning. You will be required to attend an interview with the work based learning team and be asked to complete basic skills assessments in literacy and numeracy followed by a paper based trade assessment. It is compulsory for all students to attend a four day taster session which normally takes place during the summer. Students on this course are required to be employed in a suitable work placement with a service and repair motor company and have four GCSEs (grades A*-D), or equivalent, including English, maths and science.

What Can I Do Next?

Following further training and development, career pathways may include progression to roles such as diagnostic technician, service adviser, or maintenance controller or possible progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Intermediate Apprenticeship
Course Outline: Provides the relevant training and education required to become a successful employee within the motor industry.

Starting employment as an apprentice can occur throughout the year however the start-date for attending college for training, where required, might vary depending on the type of apprenticeship and will be communicated post-employment and sign-up.

LevelLevel 2
CampusColchester Institute
Apprenticeship Funding Band (Levy paying employers)£6,000
Employer Contribution Fee (Non-levy paying employers)£300

Employer Information

Our Business Solutions team will work with you to recruit an Apprentice to your business, advertising the vacancy and managing applications, as well as providing a dedicated account manager and personal 1:1 advice and guidance on apprenticeships.

What will this cost my Business?

Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 5% of the maximum funding band as published by the Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. Levy paying employers will pay the full cost of the agreed funding band using their Digital Apprenticeship account.

Apprenticeship Funding Bands

Apprenticeship Funding Bands
Employers with less than 50 employees who are recruiting an apprentice aged 16-18 years old will not be required to pay the contribution fee. Any associated cost to the individual will be made clear at the interview.


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