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Vehicle Mechanics (Modern Apprenticeship)  (SVQMOTOR12)

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This programme is primarily for employed apprentice mechanics. Students will be working as a mechanic and attend College one day each week. Practical and theoretical aspects of mechanics and vehicle electrics are covered. In some instances the College may be able to source apprenticeship opportunities for applicants who are not employed as apprentice mechanics.

Programme Duration

2/3 Years depending on SVQ level


1 day per week

6 hours per week

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be employed within the motor vehicle industry to be considered for this course. Acceptance onto this programme will also be based on an interview.

Applying For a Place

Please ensure that you have selected the correct ‘Study Mode’ option on the 'Additional Details' section of the online application form.


Programme Information

Subjects include the following:

  • Diagnose non-complex system faults
  • Health and Safety
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Working Relationships
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Customer Care

Optional Units

  • Enhance Vehicle System Features
  • Identify Customer Vehicle Needs

Teaching Methods

At College - Internet, Interactive Software, Practical Demonstrations and Powerpoint. At Work - A Workplace Assessor will ensure the student undertakes a range of tasks to cover all aspects of the course. The course is made up of theoretical and practical elements and requires the candidate to complete a portfolio of evidence.

Career Opportunities

With the recognised motor vehicle apprenticeship qualification, students may apply for positions as a Vehicle Mechanic or a Vehicle Electrician.