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Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair test (Level 3 Apprenticeships NI)

Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Course Overview

You may work for an independent garage, or freight, transport and construction companies, fast-fit outlets and car dealerships. You may specialise in one particular make of vehicle.Your day-to-day tasks may include:• telling customers if repairs are needed and whether they’re urgent• working out the estimated time and cost for jobs• checking stock levels and ordering parts• carrying out standard servicing, repairs and maintenance• road testing vehicles to check repairs• fitting and servicing accessories like stereos and alarms• keeping records, Do you enjoy looking under the bonnet of a car and want to learn about diagnostics, repair, replacement and maintenance? People put their trust in you when a car is driven into a workshop and Technology is driving this sector. Participation in competition and winning awards enhances the student’s Curriculum Vitae and may lead to exciting employment opportunities.Awarding Body is IMI.
  • Start Date
    6 Sep 2021
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    35 Weeks
  • Campus
  • Course Code
    500/9815/9 (Level 3)

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Apprenticeship NI Level 3 Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
    Campus: Springtown
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021

Course Offering

  • Site location Springtown
  • Dates 06/09/2021 - 16/06/2023
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Course Modules

  • Support for Job Roles in the Automotive Work Environment
  • Diagnosis and rectification of Light Vehicle Chassis Faults
  • Diagnosis and Rectification of Light Vehicle Engine Faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of vehicle Electrical Faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of Light Vehicle Transmission Faults
  • Diagnosis and rectification of Light Vehicle Transmission Faults
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above and Level 2 vocational qualification in Motor vehicle Maintenance Repair. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed.

ROI Requirements

Leaving Certificate English and Maths at Grade 05 or above and Level 2 vocational qualification in Motor vehicle Maintenance Repair. You must also have employment with a N.Ireland registered company confirmed

Work Placement

As an Apprentice you will already be employed in the Automotive Industry. Our Open Days are also a great opportunity to meet employers

What's Next?

Further Study

On successful completion of level 3 qualification progression can be to L4/5 and Degree programmes and our Lecturers have all come through the Apprenticeship programme.

Career Prospects

Salary GuideStarter: £18,000Experienced: £21,000 to £27,000Highly Experienced: £28,000 to £35,000With experience, you could become a senior technician, workshop supervisor or garage manager.You could work as a breakdown engineer or MOT tester, or specialise in a particular area like motorsport engineering.You could also work on electric and hybrid cars, or specialise in tuning and modifying vehicles for higher performance.You could also set up your own business.


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    I now have the opportunity to progress to University and achieve my chosen degree in only two years due to the preparation I received here at NWRC.
    Jordan Downey
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    Katie Curry

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