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IMI Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician

Key course information

Automotive Maintenance

04/08/2020

3 years

Apprenticeship

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Course Overview


There are millions of vehicles on the UKs roads, from lorries to mopeds, so we need lots of skilled technicians to keep them safe and roadworthy.Vehicle repair is challenging and hands-on, you will need to be a good problem solver and be interested in doing lots of manual work. You will also need strong communication skills to be able to explain things to customers, colleagues and suppliers.


two male automotive maintenance students looking inside car bonnet
engineering student working with equipment
male automotive maintenance student working on a wheel
three automotive maintenance students working on equipment
three automotive maintenance students working on equipment
two male automotive maintenance students looking inside car bonnet
engineering student working with equipment
male automotive maintenance student working on a wheel
three automotive maintenance students working on equipment
three automotive maintenance students working on equipment

What will I learn?


Today’s technician has to demonstrate expertise in the technical side of their role. They must have strong problem-solving skills and a good grasp of the theoretical and practical aspects of vehicles systems and associated ancillaries. They must be able to work independently but also operate as an effective team member, understanding how their workshop and the dealership/garage/branch functions from a commercial perspective, have good customer handling skills and identify ways in which they can work more efficiently.

You will develop skills, knowledge and experience in working with Engines, Transmissions, Chassis, Electrics, Routine maintenance and Diagnostics.

Apprentices who undertake an apprenticeship in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance could work for a?dealership focusing on a particular vehicle manufacturer, or an independent garage dealing with a whole range of different vehicles and issues as well as carrying out maintenance, repairs, and identifying and reporting faults.

Entry Requirements


Minimum level 1 or GCSE grade 4/D n Maths and English.

All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths, English and an additional entry test.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


If required, Functional Skills will also be delivered as part of the apprenticeship programme. A mixture of on and off the job training provides a variety of learning opportunities across the whole programme.

Additional Costs and Information


To assist you during your apprenticeship, you may be required to purchase some equipment and resources to support you during your course.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Automotive Maintenance


Career Opportunities

  • Automotive Engineer
  • Service Technician
  • Design Engineer

  • Industrial Designer
  • Chassis Engineer
  • Sales Manager

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