Motor Vehicle Courses

Heavy Vehicle Technician

 

Overview

This apprenticeship will provide you with the knowledge and skills to inspect and repair a range of heavy vehicles and trailers.

The nature of the work involves using diagnostic techniques to replace simple parts and solve complex faults in all aspects of vehicle systems.

On completing the apprenticeship, you will gain expert skills in handling complex technology and diagnostics methods and equipment, to carry out day-to-day tasks, and develop strong problem-solving skills.

Apprenticeships Available

Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician

Typical Duration

36 months

Career Progression

You can find yourself working in dealerships that focus on a specific manufacturer, independent garages and franchise and large fleet operators.

On completion, you will have the opportunity to progress to Master Technician or to develop in your current role.

Light Vehicle Technician

 

Overview

This apprenticeship qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills to service and repair light motor vehicles, such as cars and vans.

On completing the apprenticeship, you will gain expert skills in handling complex technology and diagnostics methods and equipment, to carry out day-to-day tasks, and develop strong problem-solving skills.

Apprenticeships Available

Level 2 Autocare Technician

Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)

Typical Duration

Level 2 – 30 months
Level 3 – 36 months, and will need to complete F-Gas Refrigerant Handling.

Career Progression

You can work in a dealership, specific manufacturer or independent garages dealing with different makes of vehicles.

Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician

 

Overview

With this apprenticeship, you will gain the knowledge and skills to identify damaged mechanical and electrical components on a damaged car or light commercial vehicles and refit these components before and after body repair has been carried out.

You may work as part of a team within a collision repair workshop and gain expert knowledge in the removal, repair and replacement of engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical systems.

Apprenticeships Available

Level 3 Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician

Typical Duration

36 months

Career Progression

This qualification can help you find work in roles such as:
Bodyshop Mechanic, MET Technician, Bodyshop Technician, Body Fitter and more.

You may want to work in small or large independent garages, car dealerships that specialise in vehicle body fitting, vehicle body repair or paint spraying.

Motor Vehicle Damage Paint Technician

 

Overview

This apprenticeship is for you if you are interested in working within the motor vehicle industry, painting vehicles or you wish to gain qualifications to enhance your current job role.

You will learn how to efficiently prepare, spray and finish vehicles that are involved in collisions and other incidents and how to ensure correct vehicle colour matching and finishing to exact standards.

Apprenticeships Available

Level 3 Motor Vehicle Damage Paint Technician

Typical Duration

36 months

Career Progression

You could work as a vehicle damage assessor for a repair workshop or an insurance firm, become a lead technician or set up your own business.

Motor Vehicle Damage Panel Technician

 

Overview

This apprenticeship provides essential knowledge and skills for technicians working on vehicles in body shops.

This apprenticeship will cover aligning panels, straightening chassis and conducting general body repair works before a vehicle goes into the paint shop, helping you develop good attention to detail and accurate measuring when working on a chassis.

Apprenticeships Available

Level 3 Motor Vehicle Damage Panel Technician

Typical Duration

36 months

Career Progression

This qualification could also lead to a higher-level apprenticeship or you may work within the body shop of a garage.

 

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