Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle) Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

 Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

 Your Framework(FR02532):

  • IMIA Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Light Vehicle)  Competence and Principles
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • English, Maths & ICT

Entry Requirements: Completion of the relevant Intermediate Apprenticeship in  Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Start Date: On-going   Attendance: Part-Time Duration: 2 years

Framework Overview

This qualification works in conjunction with the VCQ in your workplace and covers the demands of today’s light vehicle repair industry. It provides the essential skills and knowledge for technicians working on light vehicles in automotive workshops. Students study both the theory and practical aspects of the subject through completion of specialist units. Students also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety, and other skills associated with working in the industry. Practical activities are completed in fully resourced workshops led by highly competent and qualified staff. Students must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.

Next Steps

On completion of this qualification, students will be competent to work as fully qualified light vehicle technicians in an automotive repair workshop; students can then progress to IMI Accreditation in light vehicle maintenance and repair.


Where an employer has less than 50 employees and is not liable to pay the Apprenticeship Levy, the training for Apprentices that are aged between 16 and 18 is fully funded.  For Apprentices who are aged 19 years or over at the start of their course, a one-off employer contribution fee is required.  (There is an incentive payment of £1,000 available for employers who are not apprenticeship Levy payers and who take on a 16-18 year old apprentice.  This incentive payment is payable as £500 after 3 months and £500 after 12 months).

Additional Costs

Safety boots and overalls, and textbook Principles of Light Vehicle Maintenance (Level 3) (ISBN 9780435075644)

How Do I Apply

To complete an Apprenticeship, the Apprentice must be employed. To view and apply for the College’s live Apprenticeship vacancies please visit the national apprenticeship website:, or alternatively if you are an employer wishing to employ an Apprentice please get in contact with us on 01473 382464 or email