During the Level 3 Apprenticeship, you will develop the skills and knowledge you gained at Level 2, preparing you for a Technician role in the industry. You will learn the practice and theory of advanced computer-based fault diagnostics and how to make more complex repairs. This Apprenticeship covers how to recognise and mend faults in a variety of areas, including the engine, chassis, transmission and driver line and electrical systems.
You need GCSEs at grade C or above in English and Maths or equivalent, as well as an Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair or equivalent. You will also need a suitable work placement where you can develop your skills and be assessed. Ideally, your employer needs to have the ability and equipment for modern car diagnostics so you can complete all the required units.
You are encouraged to buy an advanced technical journal for this course. Staff can advise you on the best one to buy. You need to provide basic stationery, including an A4 file, paper, pens, a calculator and maths set (including ruler).
When you complete this Advanced Apprenticeship, you can apply for Technician level roles within the industry. If you would like to develop your career and knowledge further, you can progress to a higher level course. Once you have this qualification, you can apply for Technician roles within the industry. If your ambition is to take on a supervisory or managerial role or own your own business, additional training will give you the skills you need.