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Completing a Motor Vehicle apprenticeship at Weymouth College will give you the prospect to learn a trade whilst gaining experience and a wage at the same time. During your day studying at college you will:

  • Gain Underpinning knowledge within the classroom.
  • Construct your portfolio.
  • Learn and be assessed as you build your-self confidence in completing practical activities.


Entry Requirements

GSCE Grade C/4 or above in English & Maths or equivalent.

Based on individual results of the initial assessment, functional skills in English & maths may need to be completed during the apprenticeship. Applicants will also be required to complete a skill scan to establish any prior knowledge/experience. A work placement must also be in place before an apprenticeship can begin.

Course Content

  • Remove and replace components on all of a modern vehicle’s systems.
  • Identify, diagnose & rectify complex faults.
  • Gain an F-Gas certificate (Air conditioning)
  • Gain Level 2 English and Maths (or equivalent)

What an Apprentice needs to learn

Apprentices need to:

  • Need to complete 20% off-the job-training during the on-programme phase of their apprenticeship.
  • Stage 1: covers Induction and foundation skills, routine service and inspections.
  • Stage 2: looks at simple and intermediate diagnosis and repair processes.
  • Stage 3: apprentices cover more complex diagnosis and repair processes.

How will I gain my apprenticeship?

  • Two on-line tests
  • Synoptic Test – two-day 10 hour practical exam
  • Synoptic professional discussion lasting one hour


  • Choose to study at a higher level
  • Continue within employment in the Motor Vehicle industry
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