motor vehicle maintenance & repair

motor vehicle maintenance & repair

The level 3 apprenticeship in light motor vehicle maintenance is a work-based learning programme that allows you to earn a wage and work whilst studying towards industry recognised qualifications.

The apprenticeship for light motor vehicle maintenance is delivered through a combination of employment and classroom training, which can be carried forward into the world of work.

On completion of this programme you may be considered qualified.

This apprenticeship is designed for those with a foundation knowledge of car mechanics and maintenance.

How does it work?

This apprenticeship consists of on and off-the-job training. On-the-job training involves learning the skills and methods needed to complete your qualifications whilst at work. Off-the-job training will occur alongside this in the form of day release attendance once a week to our training centre in Pyle. 

These off-the-job training days are comprised of theory training and assessment, examinations and classroom time with your assessor.

Throughout your apprenticeship, your assessor will regularly visit you at your workplace and onsite to carry out reviews and observe you.

What qualifications will be achieved?

Apprenticeship programmes follow a standardised framework, i.e. a combination of qualifications that must be completed in order to successfully achieve. On completion of the motor vehicle level 3, candidates will achieve the following qualifications:


  • Level 3 VCQ Diploma in Light Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Competence
  • Level 3 VRQ in Light Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles
  • Level 2 Essential Communication Skills
  • Level 2 Essential Application of Number Skills
  • Level 2 Essential Digital Literacy Skills

Routes and pathways can be tailored to suit the needs of the learner and employer dependant on job role, duties undertaken and work completed. Exemptions can be made for Essential Skills qualifications depending on prior attainment. All vehicle maintenance qualifications are accredited through City & Guilds.

18 months maximum. The course can be completed sooner if candidates have prior qualifications that meet the framework requirements.

Candidates must hold motor vehicle qualifications at level 2 or have working experience that can be evidenced. All candidates are subject to a robust initial assessment via the Wales Essential Skills Toolkit to assess levels of literacy and numeracy prior to enrolment.

Apprenticeship programmes are fully funded by the Welsh Government and European Social Fund, so there is no cost for the training.

  • Must be over the age of 16.
  • Must be in full-time employment with a contract to evidence this.
  • Must not be in any other education or training. 

11 Village Farm Road, Village Farm Industrial Estate, Pyle, Bridgend, CF33 6BL

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