Light Vehicle Technician

Martec Training
  • Info on Application
  • 2-3 Years
  • Apprenticeship
  • Staffordshire

A Light Vehicle Technician apprenticeship usually lasts 2-3 years.

With over 32 million vehicles on the road, the demand for highly skilled mechanics to repair, maintain and keep them roadworthy will always be present therefore a skill which will always be needed in this industry.

You will gain an Institute of Motor Industry qualification in either:

Tyre & Auto Care Technician
Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician (light vehicle) – Level 3
depending on which qualification best suits you and your workplace

You will learn both the practical and theoretical elements of light vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to security features. Duties will commonly include servicing vehicles, carrying out checks and general maintenance, repairing and replacing faulty parts and components, diagnosing and locating faults, tuning, producing cost estimates and maintaining repair and service records.

As an apprentice you will earn whilst you learn and much of your practical experience will come from supervised work within a garage setting. You will attend our technical college at Martec on day release to obtain your underpinning knowledge. Depending on your Maths and English grades, you may be required to attend Martec on day release to complete Functional Skills qualifications in these subjects.

Like all vocational training the qualification is competence based. This means that it is linked to your ability to perform a range of tasks connected with your work. You will plan a programme of development and assessment with an assessor and your employer and compile a portfolio of evidence to prove your competence and knowledge.

Martec Training

London Road,

Lyme Valley,



ST5 1LZ,

Tel: 01782 717 272