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Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Servicing and repairing light vehicles such as cars and vans, working on all the systems found in the vehicle.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £15,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • the basics of vehicle technologies and emerging technologies
  • types and characteristics of light vehicles
  • diagnostic principles and logical problem-solving techniques
  • basic tasks common to all procedures
  • how to maintain a safe and efficient workshop
  • using specialist equipment
  • servicing and maintaining a vehicle without supervision
  • investigating vehicle faults and identifying causes
  • removing, repairing and replacing parts in line with manufacturer's standards

Apprentices must get a qualification that meets the EU's 2014 F-gas regulation.

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Autoexel Limited 01235 553296
The Institute of the Motor Industry 01992511521
EAL 01923 652 400
City and Guilds 0844 543 0000
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.