Motor Vehicle

Motor Vehicle apprenticeships with IPS can help you gain skills working with either heavy or light vehicles, for learners pursuing careers such as motor technicians…

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Our motor vehicle apprenticeships are suitable for anyone looking to develop a career in the motor industry, involving the repair and maintenance of both heavy and light vehicles. With over 32 million vehicles registered on UK roads, there is always a strong need for motor vehicle technicians to help keep them roadworthy.

Our learners are able to learn a wide range of skills relevant to motor skills:

  • Maintenance and repair of light and heavy vehicles
  • Inspection, repair and replacement of vehicle tyres
  • Gain knowledge of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices
  • Wheel alignment, clutches, exhausts, vehicle batteries and much more

Our motor vehicle apprenticeships could have you working in a variety of different roles; you may be working for a particular vehicle manufacturer, an independent garage, a company with its own vehicle fleet or perhaps a racing team.

Qualifications we offer:

Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Heavy

Intermediate

IPS’s intermediate apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Heavy Vehicle) is aimed at learners looking to start or develop their career in the motor industry. Those who complete the apprenticeship will be trained to progress into a variety of roles, perhaps in a specialist repair workshop or working as a Heavy Vehicle Service Technician.

Advanced

IPS’s advanced apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Heavy Vehicle) is aimed at learners looking to build upon their current motor vehicle skills and move on to the next level. Learners will already have a good level of technical skills and knowledge and will be able to train towards Heavy Vehicle Diagnostic Technician or supervisory roles.

 

Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Light

Intermediate

IPS’s intermediate apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle) is aimed at learners looking to start or develop their career in the motor industry. Those who complete the apprenticeship will be able to progress into a variety of roles, perhaps in a specialist repair workshop or working as a Light Vehicle Service Technician. This practical qualification demonstrates the learner’s skills on the job, showing that they meet the national standards for automotive workers.

Advanced

IPS’s advanced apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle) supports learners looking to build upon their current motor vehicle skills and move on to the next level. Learners will already have a good level of technical skills and knowledge and will be able to train towards Light Vehicle Diagnostic Technician or supervisory roles.

Fast Fit Technician/Motor Vehicle Fitter

Intermediate

Vehicle Fitters provide a fast and efficient service to customers and businesses operating vans, trucks and buses. Intermediate apprentices will gain the skills necessary to ensure that batteries, exhausts and wheels are fit for purpose and Fast Fit technicians will specialise in inspecting and replacing tyres, ensuring that vehicles are safe and fuel efficient.

Advanced

Advanced Vehicle Fitting apprentices will develop the skills necessary to supervise the workplace, check the work of technicians and carry out a full range of services themselves.

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are commonly needed for success in range of activities, whether in education, training, work or life in general.

The three primary functional skills units are:

  • English
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics

These units will require an external assessment test and must be successfully completed along with the Diploma.

Requirements

Applicants for our Motor Vehicles apprenticeships should usually be 16-17 years old and will have completed compulsory education. Previous experience and qualifications in Motor Vehicles is not required however.

Applicants will be invited for an aptitude test which will assess the following:

  • Verbal Understanding
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Mechanical Concepts
  • Fault Diagnosis

Those who complete their apprenticeships can look to pursue further work in the industry as motor vehicle technicians, developing their skills and expertise further. From here, there are many options to further develop their careers within the motor industry.

 

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