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Who is the Apprenticeship for?

This Apprenticeship is ideal for employees looking to become Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technicians (Heavy Vehicle) capable of servicing and repairing heavy goods vehicles and vehicles with a gross weight of over 3500kg. It is suitable for those working in either a dealership for a manufacturer or for an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles.

Diploma Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3

12 - 18 months

City & Guilds


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What will they learn?

This Apprenticeship has been designed to give your employees all the technical skills and knowledge they need to work on all the systems found within a huge range of heavy goods
vehicles, ranging from replacing simple parts to complex fault diagnostics.

Your employees will learn how to:

  • Develop deep technical and diagnostic competence in response to the increasing complexity of vehicle technologies
  • Develop sophisticated customer service behaviours
  • Motivate themselves and others to contribute to the commercial success of your company

Certified training

This Apprenticeship has been designed to meet the professional standards of the relevant professional bodies of the Engineering Council. This group is led by organisations from the industry including Arriva Plc, Isuzu Truck (UK) Limited, Iveco Ltd, London General Services Ltd, Man Truck and Bus Ltd, Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd, Nottingham Scania (Great Britain) Ltd, Stagecoach Group Plc, Volvo Group UK and People 1st.

How will they learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources your employee will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time learner information so that you will always know what your employee is learning and how they are progressing.

How is the programme taught & assessed?

Your employees will develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours through on and off-the-job training and are expected to attend a Paragon Skills Academy on a day release basis. Employees will be certificated for the Apprenticeship after completion of an end-point assessment. Unless exempt on entry, your employees will also be required to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English & Maths before undertaking end-point assessment. The end-point assessment covers three methods:

  • Two online knowledge tests exploring the knowledge/understanding of the employee
  • A practical skills test
  • A professional discussion in two parts (Part 1 lasts approx 20 minutes, Part 2 lasts approx 40 minutes)
Grant Pritchard-Reade

“If you have the chance to take part it an apprenticeship, I would say take it. Not only do you learn, you also get paid to do it!”

Grant Pritchard-Reade

Forton Tyre Specialists

Your Pathway to Success

Becoming a qualified heavy vehicle diagnostic technician is a skill for life and can open doors to a long and rewarding career. As a diagnostic technician you could advance to the Advanced Diagnostics & Management Higher Level Apprenticeship, or work in the industry in a variety of areas, for example independent garages, workshops, dealerships and specialist repair shops. 

There is great scope to specialise within the world of automotive repair and maintenance. Completing a Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repairs Advanced Level Apprenticeship could lead to further opportunities, as the Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship framework is popular with employers in England and is supported by a wide range of employers of all sizes (micro, small/medium and large) across the sector including Jaguar Land Rover, Honda, Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Ford and BMW.

At Paragon Skills we are committed to inspiring you to succeed and are there to support you throughout every stage of your Heavy Vehicle Maintenance Advanced Level Apprenticeship.

We are looking for learners who are as committed and as passionate as we are. If this is you, then speak to us today about the opportunities available to you with motor vehicle Apprenticeships and the Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repairs Advanced Apprenticeship. Jump-start your career with Paragon Skills

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