Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship (Level 2 Intermediate and Level 3 Advanced)

Course Information

  • Course Code: TM250C
  • Duration: 2 year
  • Validated by: The Institute of the Motor Industry
  • Study Mode: Part time

If you love cars and enjoy fixing things, this could be a great career for you.

Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches. They work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security.

What will I study?
  • Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle engine faults
  • Diagnosing and rectifying vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
  • Diagnosing and rectifying light vehicle chassis system faults
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Course work
  • Oral questioning
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical assessments
  • Online tests
What can I do next?

The Intermediate Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship. On completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship you could continue to work in the industry in order to develop your technical knowledge and skills. Light vehicle mechanics have a range of career opportunities such as High-Tech Diagnostic Specialists, Workshop or Dealer Management or even starting your own business. Further learning could lead on to Higher Education (HE) programmes such as MEng and BEng programmes in Automotive.

Your Study Programme

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Future income

Average salaries for motor vehicle technicians can be between £15,000 and £20,000 a year.

Experienced technicians can earn over £25,000 a year.

Figures are intended as a guideline only.



If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

Additional Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by Blackburn College, either at the workplace, in College or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure you develop the skills the employer wants, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.

This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.

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