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Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair - Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

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Course Type: Apprenticeships Start Date: September 2019 Duration: Up to eighteen months Entry requirements: You should ideally have five GCSEs (grade 9-4/A*-C) or have completed an apprenticeship at Level 2 and been assessed to progress to Level 3. Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance

Why this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship is for anyone developing a career in the motor industry. 

The practical training demonstrates the apprentice’s skills in the workplace, showing that they have met the national standards for automotive workers. 

This apprenticeship is designed for those wanting to develop the practical skills and understanding of motor vehicle systems including diagnostics. 

The apprentice will also cover health and safety within the working environment.

Next steps: To study for an apprenticeship you will need to have an employer in place or speak to our dedicated team to assist with finding one. Apprenticeships are available throughout the year as work-based learning. Our day-release courses (where you will attend college one day a week) start in September.

Entry requirements

Equivalent to two A-level passes

Advanced Apprentices work towards a qualification/skill such as an NVQ/Diploma Level 3, Functional Skills and technical diploma. To start this programme you should ideally have five GCSEs (grade 9-4/A*-C) or have completed an apprenticeship at Level 2 and been assessed to progress to Level 3.

Why chose an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain a nationally recognised qualification and valuable skills whilst working. We are a major provider of apprenticeships in the South East, helping employers to find the right apprentice for their business or upskill existing employees, and supporting individuals to succeed. 

Course aims

This framework will support you to achieve:

  • Diagnosis and rectification of light vehicle transmission and driveline faults 
  • Skills in diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle chassis system faults
  • Skills in diagnosing and rectifying vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
Course aims

How much will I earn?

Apprenticeships are paid training schemes. You will learn and earn at the same time.

Wages will vary depending on the type of apprenticeship, but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16 – 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their studies. From April 2018, this is £3.70 per hour and from April 2019 it will increase to £3.90 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate. After a year, all apprentices need to be paid the minimum wage for their age. For more information please see the Government NMW web page.

How long does an apprenticeship take?

An apprenticeship can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level and subject area. As a guide, an Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship usually takes around 12 to 18 months and an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship around 18 to 24 months.

What might my working hours be?

Apprentices are required to have a minimum of 30 contracted hours with an employer who will agree working patterns. Expect 20% of your contracted time to be dedicated to your apprenticeship training.

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