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

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Your Framework:

  • 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.


There are no costs to the Apprentice aged between 16 and 23 to complete an Apprenticeship.

The training for Apprentices that are aged between 16 and 18 is fully funded; for Apprentices that are aged 19 - 23 at the start of the course, a one-off training contribution fee is required from their employer (who may be eligible for a grant).

For Apprentices aged 24 and over and enrol upon an Advanced (level 3) Apprenticeship, the employer will be charged a fee.

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