Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light)

Modern Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Mechanics

The qualification consists of
SVQ Level 3 in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light) (SCQF Level 7)

Level 2 -Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (SCQF Level 5)

Level 3 -Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (SCQF Level 7)

Modern Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Core Skills at SCQF Level 5.

Modern Apprenticeship
The qualification is accredited through IMI
The qualification is awarded by City and Guilds

The apprenticeship scheme runs over 4 years with attendance at Moray Firth Training Group (or franchised training operators as appropriate)

Attendance at College
Block release to Moray Firth Training Group, Inverness (or franchised provider)

6 x 1 week blocks for the first 3 years.

Evidence production and workplace observation begins at the start of Year 2.

Year 4 – Completion of portfolio and workplace observations.

Typical duties will include

You would fix cars, motorbikes and other vehicles to make sure they work well and are safe for people to drive.

You’d work on all the mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security.

You would:

  • Find faults
  • Tell customers if repairs are needed and how important they are
  • Work out the estimated time and cost for jobs
  • Do repairs and replace damaged parts
  • Roadtest the vehicle to check the repair work
  • Fit and service accessories like radios and alarms
  • Carry out standard servicing and checks

As an experienced technician, you could do MOT tests or convert standard engines to liquid petroleum gas (LPG). You might also work on electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Personal Qualities, Skills and Qualifications

Be good with their hands, think logically and be able to work individually as well as part of a team to solve practical problems.

Have 4/5 years secondary education with ideally passes in science particularly physics and/or technical based subjects and an enthusiasm for the trade.

Be able to understand technical data and apply the information in practice.

Have an aptitude for mechanical principles and like working as part of a team.

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