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Level 3 Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length36 Months
  3. Type of CourseApprenticeship
  4. Week CommencingFlexible
  5. Annual FeeTo Be Confirmed

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The Details

This apprenticeship will extend your on-the-job training and further develop your vehicle maintenance skills to an advanced level. You will be employed by a garage or dealership and work alongside an experienced tradesperson to further develop and practise your new skills.

You will also attend College for one day a week for support and to learn the higher technical side of your trade. This apprenticeship covers practical and theory content including the diagnosis of modern complex motor vehicle systems and their faults such as brakes, steering and suspension, electrical and inspection.

You will also learn about employers? rights and responsibilities, and we will work with you to develop your IT, English and maths skills.

Other Important Info

The end-point assessment consists of three parts; an Online Knowledge Test, a Practical Skills Test and a Professional Discussion.

Future Prospects

On completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements for registration as an Engineering Technician by the relevant professional engineering institution in accordance with the requirements of the Engineering Council as the registration body.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have:

  • Employment within the sector with a contract of employment for at least 30 hours per week
  • 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at minimum grade C or 4 and above (Candidates who completed study overseas and are now working in the UK may also be eligible. Please contact us to discuss your application).
  • Satisfactory completion of the college initial assessment

  • A satisfactory college interview

    Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training.
  • Our career advisers booked 1105 careers interviews in 2020-2021! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      Charlie Veazey

      I’ve always had an interest in the mechanical side of things which is why I chose the programme. I am very practical and hands on, give me job and I don’t mind doing it - I’ll try anything once. My Dad used to work in the industry and since from about the age 4 or 5 I’ve been rebuilding motorbikes. I work for a company ...