Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Engineering

Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:2 Year(s)
Course Mode:Part Time
Start Date:01/08/2018

Course Overview

This is a one year Motor Vehicle Advanced Apprenticeship programme for those young people aged 16+ who are working in the motor vehicle industry and have completed a Level 2 Light Vehicle Apprenticeship framework. This programme is fully funded for 16-18 years olds and partially funded for the 19+ age group.

Within a flexible framework, Apprenticeships combine formal vocational training (on-the-job training), appropriate vocational education known as the Technical Diploma (day release) and work-based skills development leading to a VCQ Level 3. Within this framework, optional units are chosen to meet the needs of the individual and the employer.


The framework is made up of the following components. In order to be successful you must complete and achieve all elements.

Competence Qualification (VCQ) - Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence
(VCQ) - This is the on-the-job element of the course.

Technical Diploma (VRQ) - Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (VRQ) - This is the day release element at College.

Functional Skills - Level 2 English and Maths and IT. Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) - formally assessed.
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills - This will be integrated into the vocational elements at College and developed in the workplace.

Progression & Career Opportunities

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Engineering scheme provides the best possible preparation for achieving skilled and or technician status within the industry. It may also lead to Higher Education or University,  IMI Apprentices are encouraged to become Associates of the Institute.

Entry Requirements

This course requires that you have already achieved the full Level 2 Apprenticeship framework. Advanced Apprentices will ideally have a minimum of 3 GCSEs including Maths, Science and English at grade 4 (C) and above. This level of programme will usually last approximately 12 months. This is only a guide as VCQs in general are not time bound.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

The Apprentice has a formal Training Agreement managed by the College. The agreement lays down the commitment and responsibility of the employer and the college. The learner has an Individual Learning Plan which details all the specific units within the VCQ and all the other agreed qualifications, such as Functional Skills, Technical Diploma, ERR and any additional requirements to be achieved during the apprenticeship framework timescale. The learner will have a Programme Leader/Assessor who will be responsible for the training programme. The Programme Leader/Assessor will visit the learner in the workplace on a regular basis, and will assess the learner's progress and review overall progress set against agreed targets.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for an Apprenticeship, please contact our Apprenticeship Team on tel. 01223 418778 or by email Please also check out our current Apprenticeship vacancies on our website

Passport to Success

We will help you to develop a range of wider skills including English & Maths that will make you into a well-rounded professional who will be highly valued by employers and universities.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.