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IMI Level 3 Light Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle)

Key course information

Automotive Maintenance and Motorsport Engineering

01/08/2019

3 years

Apprenticeship

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Course Overview


There are millions of vehicles on the UKs roads, from lorries to mopeds, so it is essential we have skilled technicians to keep vehicles safe and roadworthy.Vehicle repair is very challenging and hands-on, you will need to have good problem-solving skills and be interested in doing manual work. You will also need to have strong communication skills in order to speak confidently to customers, colleagues and suppliers.You could work for a?dealership focusing on a particular vehicle manufacturer, or work for 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.


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

What will I learn?


An?apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance is designed for people employed in the repair and servicing sector within the automotive industry. The apprenticeship qualification consists of both knowledge and competence elements units which cover removing and replacing engine components, health and safety and diagnostics.

Entry Requirements


- Minimum Level?1 or GCSE grade E in Maths and English.
- All applicants will be required to pass Initial Assessments in Maths, English
- You will need to secure full time employment with a garage.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


An apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance will take?three years?to complete and is a day release programme. You?will be required to attended college for one day per week during term time.?

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 and Motorsport Engineering


Career Opportunities

  • Automotive Engineer
  • Service Technician
  • Motorsport Technician

  • Design Engineer
  • Chassis Engineer
  • Powertrain Engineer

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