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Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Light Vehicle) Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

The advanced apprenticeship will enable you to further increase your theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of light vehicle maintenance and repair. This apprenticeship offers a combination of qualifications, that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work as a technician in the light vehicle maintenance & repair industry. There is a constant demand for skilled technicians to diagnose and repair vehicles and continuing advancement in vehicle technology means that technicians need to have high technological skills as well as good mechanical skills. This apprenticeship offers a combination of qualifications, that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need.

Entry requirements

Grade requirements: You will need to have achieved the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair and hold GCSE grades A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths, or equivalent.

Course content

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Electrical systems
  • Engine systems
  • Chassis systems
  • Transmission

Assessment methods

You will be assessed for all units on the programme via online multiple choice tests, and through practical tasks. Completion of a written assignment is also required for each unit.


You will gain the following qualifications:

IMI Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Competence Level 3 Diploma


  • IMI Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles Level 3 Diploma
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths

Further study and career options

Further study: On successful completion of this apprenticeship you could progress on to a Level 4 Motor Vehicle programme, in order to work towards a degree-level qualification.

Future careers: You could progress into a range of jobs including master technician, workshop controller, service adviser or service manager.

Additional information

To take part in this programme you will need to provide suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use in work and in College workshops.

Course Information & How to Apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Fees per yearLocationCourse Code
Up to 2 years Flexible In College – 1 day per week Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747. Vehicle Technology Centre D821


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

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Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.

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