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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Intermediate apprentices, with support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. Intermediate apprentices may also progress onto other further education and /or Continuing Professional Development courses or; with relevant opportunities progress into other job roles such as Service Advisor or Maintenance Controller.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry is subject to interview and assessment. You will need to be directly employed by a suitable company in a light vehicle maintenance and repair role for at least 30 hours per week. In addition, you need to have 4 GCSEs at Grade D / 3 or higher, Including English and Maths or have achieved a Level 1/2 vehicle maintenance qualification or have relevant motor vehicle repair experience* and be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 1 in English and Maths.

*please call Eastleigh College Training Agency on 023 8091 1226 to discuss

What does this programme involve?

The Apprenticeship includes core units relating to; health and safety in the automotive environment; materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment; support for job roles in the automotive environment; removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components; removing and replacing light vehicle engine units and components; removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components; light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust systems units and components; routine light vehicle maintenance. In addition, there is a range of unit options to select from.

You will achieve a Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence and a Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles and a Level 2 Award in Knowledge of Employee Rights and Responsibilities for the Automotive Sector. Unless exempt on entry, you will also achieve Level 1 Functional Skills qualifications in English, Maths and ICT.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will learn through a combination of on- and off-the-job training. You will attend college one day per week during term time and spend the rest of your time earning and learning in the workplace. You will be assessed on a continuous basis through a combination of knowledge and practical assessment activities, including assessment of activities in the workplace.

Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Achievement Officer.

What else do I need to know?

This course is suitable for candidates who are working with light vehicles, seeking to develop a career in the car servicing, repair and maintenance industries. Your job role should include duties such as routine vehicle maintenance and inspections including servicing, repairing and replacing faulty parts and maintaining records. At the end of this course you will be able to work in a garage as a service advisor or maintenance controller. Apprenticeships are open to candidates of all ages from age 16 upwards.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
LVEC2 Eastleigh College 11/9/2019 Wed 09:00 – 17:00 35 Please Enquire Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

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If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

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Luke, Motor Vehicle

Luke, 17

Luke, Motor Vehicle

Luke studies Vehicle Technology at Eastleigh College and is looking forward to progressing onto Level 3.


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