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Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair
Level 3 apprenticeship

Who is the apprenticeship for?

This apprenticeship is ideal for employees looking to become Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technicians capable of servicing and repairing light vehicles such as cars and vans. It is suitable for those working in either a dealership for a manufacturer or for an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles.

Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3

36 Months

City & Guilds

What will they learn?

This apprenticeship has been designed to give your employees all the technical skills and knowledge they need to work on all the systems found within a huge range of cars and vans, ranging from replacing simple parts to complex fault diagnostics.

Your employees will learn how to:

  • Develop deep technical and diagnostic competence in response to the increasing complexity of vehicle technologies
  • Develop sophisticated customer service behaviours
  • Motivate themselves and others to contribute to the commercial success of your company

Our apprenticeships give your employees training that is tailored to your business needs and their roles, enabling them to become experts in your products and services.

How will they learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources your employee will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time learner information so that you will always know what your employee is learning and how they are progressing.

This apprenticeship will develop your employees’ knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:

Knowledge

  • 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
  • Procedures for the maintenance of tools and the workshop
  • Vehicle emissions and legal requirements

Skills

  • Maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop
  • Minimise risk of injury and vehicle damage
  • Carry out fundamental tasks associated with removal and replacement procedures on a vehicle
  • Use a range of diagnostic equipment
  • Test the function of repaired and fitted components
  • Adhere to business processes and complete documentation following workplace procedures

Behaviours

  • Share your knowledge and skills
  • Be an effective team member
  • Demonstrate a passion for engineering
  • Taking responsibility for your actions
  • Build effective relationships with colleagues and customers
  • Demonstrate respect for customers and colleagues
  • Contribute to problem solving discussions
  • Constantly learn in order to improve own performance and that of the business

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Your pathway to success

Becoming a qualified light vehicle diagnostic technician is a skill for life and can open doors to a long and rewarding career. As a diagnostic technician you could progress to the Advanced Diagnostics & Management Higher Level apprenticeship, or work in a variety of areas, for example independent garages, workshops, dealerships and specialist repair shops.

There is great scope to specialise within the world of automotive repair and maintenance. Completing a Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3 apprenticeship could lead to further opportunities, as the Vehicle Maintenance and Repair apprenticeship framework is popular with employers in England and is supported by a wide range of employers of all sizes (micro, small/medium and large) across the sector including Jaguar Land Rover, Honda, Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Ford and BMW.

At Paragon Skills we are committed to inspiring you to succeed and to making sure that you get the best possible start in your chosen career.

We are looking for learners as committed and as passionate as we are. If this sounds like you, then contact us today about the opportunities available to you with motor vehicle apprenticeships and the Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3 apprenticeship.

FAQs

How do we employ an apprentice?

We can help you find the right apprentice for your business. If you are looking to employ an apprentice you can learn more about the process on our Employing an apprentice page, or you can call us to discuss your requirements on 0800 783 2545.

How much does apprenticeship training cost?

The cost of an apprenticeship varies and is dependent on the level and Standard or Framework. To find out which Standards or Frameworks best meet your business needs, and the cost of these, speak to your training provider.

How long does an apprenticeship last?

In the sectors we work in, an apprenticeship takes 12 to 48 months, however this can vary depending on the hours worked, the industry sector and level of qualification.

Paragon Skills

Sophie Deeley

If you are thinking about doing an apprenticeship – go for it! You can learn all the skills you would in higher education but you also have the opportunity to settle into the workplace and learn skills you wouldn’t learn in college such as the confidence that comes with applying your skills hands on. Plus you are earning whilst learning.

Apprenticeships in this sector

  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for employees looking to become Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technicians capable of servicing and repairing light vehicles such as cars and vans.

    It is suitable for those working in either a dealership for a manufacturer or for an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles.

    Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3
    36 Months City & Guilds
  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for employees looking to become Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technicians (Heavy Vehicle) capable of servicing and repairing heavy goods vehicles and vehicles with a gross weight of over 3500kg.

    It is suitable for those working in either a dealership for a manufacturer or for an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles.

    Diploma Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3
    36 months City & Guilds
  • Level 2 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for your employees that show an interest in, and aptitude for, becoming an Autocare Technician.

    It is designed for your employees that want to understand how to carry out a range of services and repairs to cars and light goods vans, and develop their retail and customer service skills.

    Diploma in Autocare Technician Level 2
    24 months City & Guilds
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