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Vehicle Repair and Maintenance (Light)

Course Code: AP2, AP3

Subject area: Engineering, Automotive & Marine
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Apprenticeship
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Three years

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About the course

As a trainee vehicle maintenance technician or vehicle repair technician, you will want to prove that you have the practical craftsmanship and technical know-how to make a great career in the industry. Our Apprenticeships in Vehicle Repair and Maintenance at City College Plymouth will teach you how to maintain and repair vehicles of all types and decide on the best repair techniques. As an intermediate apprentice, you will be a competent, capable craftsperson and make a valuable contribution to the business. When you successfully complete the course you’ll have an option to progress to the advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Repair and Maintenance, which will teach you all aspects of vehicle body maintenance and crash repair or panel beating. You’ll be able to demonstrate to an employer your competent, capable master of your craft, making you a valuable asset to their business. We’ll match you to the most appropriate employer too, so you will thrive in the business. Successful completion will greatly enhance job opportunities.

What you'll learn
  • NVQ Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
  • Routes available light vehicle, heavy vehicle and auto-electrical (heavy vehicle and auto-electrical block release).
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT.
  • Technical Certificate: Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
  • ERR: Employment Responsibilities and Rights.
  • PLTS- Personnel Learning and Thinking Skills. Independent enquiry,creative thinking, Reflective learning,Team Working Self Management and Effective participation.
Entry requirements

Acceptance on this Apprenticeship is via initial assessment with our Work-based Learning team and a vocational assessment with our engineering team at the College.


Assessment is continuous, both on and off the job.

What's next?

On successful completion, you may wish to continue your studies by moving onto a higher level Apprenticeship or course. You could also benefit from greatly enhanced job opportunities, whether with your current employer or elsewhere.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Whether or not you've got a work placement lined up, you can apply for and start an Apprenticeship at any time. We'll work with you to make sure you're on the right career path and help match you with a suitable employer. All you have to do is complete and return an application form and our Work-based Learning Team will be in touch.