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Level 3 Apprenticeship

Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician

A Heavy Vehicle Technician services, inspects and repairs heavy vehicles and associated trailers, with the associated ancillaries.

They work in either a dealership that focusses on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage, franchise or large fleet operator that deals with many different makes of vehicles. They work on all the systems found within the vehicle. The nature of the work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment.

Apprenticeship information

  • Entry requirements

    A minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above is desirable.

  • Where will I study?

    Training 2000 Blackburn

  • Duration

    3 years - 4 days block per month

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Functional skills

You may need to complete your English and Maths Functional Skills depending on your GCSE grades or if you cannot provide evidence of your GCSE results.

The Functional Skills programme runs as an addition to the time you are already required to spend doing your 20% off the job and will last a minimum of 2 weeks per subject; if you need to complete both English and Maths that is a minimum of 4 weeks. If a subject then needs re-sitting, this will therefore be more time in the classroom on top of the minimum 2 weeks per subject.

Our Apprenticeship includes:

  • Flexible delivery comprising of knowledge and tutorial workshops for one to one development and support, this comprises of one day classroom delivery or work based learning
  • Face-to-face tutorials
  • Access to learning on e-portfolio
  • Awarding body registration and certification
  • Assessor visits
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Institute of Road Transport Engineers

You will get free registration to the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE). This is one of the most respected names in UK transport and supports engineers throughout their careers and encourages high standards with an emphasis on safety and best practice.

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IMI approved training centre

Our automotive workshop is an IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) approved training centre. The IMI are the professional body for people in automotive. 

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What you'll learn

  • Fundamentals of heavy vehicle technologies
  • Vehicle body types
  • Tools and equipment
  • Principles and logical problem solving
  • Operators “O” licence requirements
  • Alternative fuelled vehicles
  • Economic use of materials
  • Health and safety
  • Quality control

Next steps

On completion of this course you may want to consider the following options to further your career.

Where can you progress to?

Frequently asked questions

There is a minimum wage for all people enrolled on an Apprenticeship. How much you get paid depends on your age and how long you’ve been doing the Apprenticeship. Here is the latest apprentice national minimum wage.

The Apprenticeship is a work-based qualification, which means you will gain knowledge and experience in your workplace. You will complete an E-log book with your workplace mentor. You will attend Training 2000 on day release to expand your knowledge and practical skills.

Towards the end of your Apprenticeship you will have a meeting with your training and manager to decide whether you are ready for your end-point assessment (EPA). The EPA is completed to assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours that you have learnt throughout the Apprenticeship. You will practice parts of the EPA assessment throughout the Apprenticeship. You will only take the final assessment when you feel ready. The content of the EPA will vary, depending on the Apprenticeship you are completing.

This can be between 5 - 10 learners at any one time.