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Who is the Apprenticeship for?

This Apprenticeship is ideal for employees looking to become Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technicians capable of servicing and repairing light vehicles such as cars and vans. 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.

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 cars and vans, 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

Our Apprenticeships give your employees training that is tailored to your business needs and their roles, enabling them to become experts in your products and services.

Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3

3 years

City & Guilds

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Certified training

This Apprenticeship has been developed by industry leaders and in collaboration with the Automotive Retail Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) employer group. This group is led by organisations from the industry including: Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Honda, VW Group (Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles), Stratstone Group, Arnold Clark Group, Cavalier Garages, Quality Car Service Jim Steele Garages, Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF).

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)
Sophie Deeley

If you are thinking about doing an apprenticeship - go for it! You can learn all the skills you would in higher education but you also have the opportunity to settle into the workplace and learn skills you wouldn't learn in college such as the confidence that comes with applying your skills hands on. Plus you are earning whilst learning.

Sophie Deeley

Paragon Skills

Your pathway to success

Becoming a qualified light vehicle diagnostic technician is a skill for life and can open doors to a long and rewarding career. As a diagnostic technician you could progress to the Advanced Diagnostics & Management Higher Level Apprenticeship, or work 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 Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair level 3 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 to making sure that you get the best possible start in your chosen career.

We are looking for learners as committed and as passionate as we are. If this sounds like you, then contact us today about the opportunities available to you with motor vehicle Apprenticeships and the Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3 Apprenticeship.


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