Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light) — Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

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Course information

This qualification has been designed for anyone developing a career in the motor industry and covers areas such as routine vehicle maintenance, removal and replacement of vehicle units and diagnosis/rectification of vehicle faults.
Pathways available:
Pathway 1 - Light Vehicle
Pathway 2 - Heavy Vehicle
Functional Skills:
Functional Skills are skills that are needed in a range of activities in education and training, work and life in general. For this framework you will be required to achieve the following:
- Mathematics Level 1 (Intermediate Apprenticeship)/Level 2 (Advanced Apprenticeship)
- English Level 1 (Intermediate Apprenticeship)/Level 2 (Advanced Apprenticeship)
Successful completion of these Functional Skills is essential to complete the framework.
The National Minimum Wage for an Apprentice is £3.40 per hour - however most employers tend to pay significantly above this rate. As skills develop many employers tend to increase wages.
The hourly rate is paid for time working in the workplace and training both on and off the job including College time.
Apprentices aged 19 years or over who have already spent a year on an apprenticeship must be paid for at least the full National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age:
18-20 years £5.55 per hour (increasing to £5.60 April 2017)
21-24 years £6.95 per hour (increasing to £7.05 April 2017)
25 and over £7.20 per hour (increasing to £7.50 April 2017)
Holidays will be agreed with the employer. The minimum entitlement is 20 days per year plus Bank Holidays.


Level 2/Level 3 Certificate in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
Level 2/Level 3 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence
Functional Skills

This course leads to...

Upon completion of these qualifications, the apprentice will have a qualification demonstrating their competence to carry out vehicle maintenance and repairs and will be able to progress into employment in specialist repair, vehicle fitting specialists or the roadside assistance sector.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, but work experience in a suitable job role, GCSEs, Diplomas or vocational courses are good indicators of skill levels.

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Course ID: 156080

Course Year: 18/19

Course Duration: Unknown


All fees will be paid by your employer. Employers should contact the Apprenticeship team directly for more information, as fees vary based on a number of factors. Government contributions may be available to apprenticeship employers. To find out more, please contact the apprenticeships team at or 0151 252 3800

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