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

25512W0/P | Pagefield Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 01/08/2024
Time/Day | VARIOUS

Is this course for me?

A motor vehicle service and maintenance technician services and repairs light vehicles such as cars and vans and works either in dealerships which focus on a particular manufacturer, or in an independent garage which deals with many different makes of vehicles.

What will I study?

In this apprenticeship you will be learning the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be successful in your chosen role, these include: How vehicle service and repair is impacted by legislative, regulatory and ethical requirements, including health and safety law and environmental procedures; The structure of the industry and how the business works from an operational perspective, business

targets, the systems and processes that make up the efficient running of a business; How to develop positive working relationships and communicate effectively and how to carry out self-evaluation and improve own performance; The procedures for the maintenance of tools and the workshop; Routine servicing and inspection procedures; Steering and suspension geometries; electrical circuit requirements and calculations; Construction and operation of vehicle components and systems; Common fault types, causes and effects of different types of faults; The implications and legal requirements of fitting accessories and carrying out vehicle modifications

How long is the course?

36 months

How will I be assessed?

All apprentices now complete an end-point assessment to complete their qualification.

This is delivered by an independent end-point assessment organisation with no affiliation to the employer or training provider .

This is a national requirement and endpoint assessments are carried out by a third party assessor . End point assessments use a variety of assessment methods depending on the apprenticeship standard these can include:

Professional Discussions


Showcase portfolios

Practical assessment of skill

Theory assessments

Assignments and more

What qualifications do I need?

Employers are looking for apprentices who have GCSE maths and English at Grade 4. Level 2 - A minimum of 5 GCSEs, graded 9-3 or equivalent, including maths or English. Level 3 - 6 - A minimum of 5 GCSEs, graded 9-4 or equivalent, including maths or English.

What can I progress onto?

Successful completion of this apprenticeship could result in a full time permanent employment within the Motor Vehicle industry

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
Yes No

Vehicle Technicians, Mechanics and Electricians

Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels


FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn


Typical Tasks

  • Repairs and services air conditioning, heating and engine-cooling systems.
  • Installs additional electrical amenities such as radio/CD players, aerials.
  • Checks condition of electrical/electronic systems and carries out servicing tasks.
  • Diagnoses faults in electrical/electronic circuitry, removes faulty components and fits replacements.
  • Carries out routine maintenance checks on oil and air filters, brakes and other vehicle parts/systems.
  • Reassembles, tests, adjusts and tunes the appropriate parts, systems or entire engine.
  • Removes, dismantles, repairs and replaces defective parts and prepares new parts using appropriate tools.
  • Visually checks, test drives or uses test equipment to diagnose engine and mechanical faults.


Mechanical Computers and Electronics Education and Training Customer and Personal Service


Active Learning Reading Comprehension Critical Thinking Learning Strategies Active Listening Speaking Mathematics Monitoring Writing
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Vehicle Body Builders and Repairers

Vehicle body builders and repairers construct and repair the bodies of road vehicles, and fit interior and exterior fittings to vehicle bodies.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels


RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn


Typical Tasks

  • Positions, secures and repairs external fittings including windows, doors, door handles, catches and roof attachments.
  • Installs and repairs interior fittings including seats, seatbelts and fascia in cars, sinks and special features in caravans and mobile shops.
  • Hammers out dents in bodywork, fills in small depressions or corroded areas in solder, plastic or other filler compound and replaces body panels using hand and power tools.
  • Repairs damage to chassis and engine mountings using hydraulic rams, jacks and jigs.
  • Selects, cuts, shapes and assembles materials to form parts of vehicle underframe, framework and body.
  • Diagnoses job requirements or ascertains work specifications from drawings or instructions.


Mechanical Administration and Management English Language


Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension
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