Where will this course lead?

Our Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle is aimed at learners who want to develop their skills and knowledge within the motor vehicle industry. It is aimed at learners who already have basic experience, skills and knowledge.

What will I study?

This apprenticeship covers the repair and maintenance of all types of vehicles, from vans to hatchbacks, petrol to diesel. With more than 30 million vehicles on the UK's road, this means the motor vehicle trade is growing and more trained mechanics are needed to keep them roadworthy. By completing this apprenticeship you will have covered topics such as health and safety, engine technology, transmission systems, fuel and exhaust systems (including fuel injection technology), steering and suspension, electronic ignition and engine management systems, vehicle performance testing, fault diagnosis and diesel fuel systems. You'll even cover other essential workplace skills such as how to diagnose and rectify vehicle engine units, component faults, auxiliary equipment and electrical faults.

How will this course be delivered?

You will receive comprehensive training at work and attend College on a day-release. This will give you the opportunity to do real work, developing work-based skills that employers value, helping you to progress in your chosen career.
The College will provide an appointed work placement co-ordinator and assessor who will visit you in your workplace and support and assess how you are progressing. Some of these visits will provide you with evidence that you can use towards your qualification.

What qualifications will I get?

• NVQ Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence
• Technical Certificate Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
• Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics, Level 2 in English and Level 2 in ICT

*Functional Skills are only applicable to learners who have not already achieved GCSE grade A-C in English, Maths and ICT (or equivalent).

How will I be assessed?

To achieve the NVQ element of this course, you will be required to complete a series of units which are then assessed in conjunction with observations in the workplace, to ensure you are able to demonstrate practical skills and knowledge at an advanced level.  We also offer learners the opportunity to participate in a skills class once a week, during which skills can be learnt and demonstrated in a controlled setting.

To achieve the Technical Certificate and Functional Skill components, you will be required to undergo a series of formal tests. All knowledge to achieve these components will be gained alongside the NVQ. Testing will commence at College and you may be required to attend Functional Skill session at College.

How do I get a place on the course?

It is essential that all candidates are employed as a Light Vehicle Technician within the industry.

Contact the Enrolment Team on 01789 266245 or email: hello@stratford.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements.

What else do I need to know?

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes. If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades. 

Please contact the Apprenticeship team for more information on possible costs and incentives available.

What can I do after this course?

A career in the motor vehicle industry.



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