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Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) – Apprenticeship (Standard)

This two year apprenticeship is available if you have already achieved a Level 2 VCQ and/or VRQ in light vehicle maintenance and repair, and have secured an employment placement within a dealer or independent garage.

A light vehicle technician will carry out tasks ranging from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic equipment.New approved Apprenticeship Standard for technicians who service and repair light vehicles.The light vehicle apprenticeship standard course is delivered over two years on a day release basis. Four days per week will be at the employers workplace, working as an apprentice technician. At the workplace you will be allocated a ‘mentor’, and you will learn and develop skills and competence within vehicle maintenance and repair. During your day at college, you will spend time both in the classroom and our specialist workshops.

Within each year of the course, there are separate groups which you will study;

Year 1:
Group 4 – Simple diagnosis and repair
Group 5 – Intermediate diagnosis and repair

Year 2:
Group 6 – Complex diagnosis and repair
Group 7 – Complete systems understanding and repair major components

At the end of the two year course, subject to review you will enter the end-point assessment (EPA) phase.

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Anytime from Aug 2021 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : AB43 (2021)
Level : Level 3
Duration : 2 Years

Cost : Total Fee £14915

North Devon campus Apply
Anytime from Aug 2022 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : AB43 (2022)
Level : Level 3
Duration : 2 Years

Cost : * Total Fee £14915

North Devon campus Apply

Course details


On-programme assessment will include employers and Petroc reviewing your progress via summative assessments at gateways 1 and 2. These assessments are designed to review your behaviour, knowledge and skills against set criteria. The gateway assessments at the end of each year will consist of knowledge exams, and practical skills assessment. You will also attend an end point skills assessment during the end phase.

Additional mandatory requirements:

The course will include an air conditioning F-gas qualification, in line with the EU regulation that everyone involved in the service and maintenance of mobile air conditioning systems require certification. Functional Skills English and Maths L2 (or equivalent) must be undertaken before entry to the EPA phase.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance.


Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you could further develop your knowledge through a higher level apprenticeship.

Facilities and resources

As an apprentice, you will have full access to the college facilities.

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Staring Date : 01/08/2021
Course Code : AB43 (2021) North Devon campus Apply
Staring Date : 01/08/2022
Course Code : AB43 (2022) North Devon campus Apply

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