Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Cambridge Campus

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

Course Overview

This is a two year Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship programme for those young people aged 16+ who have recently started or are about to start working in the motor vehicle industry and who wish to achieve a recognised qualification. 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 basic training) with appropriate vocational education known as the Level 2 Technical Diploma (day release) and work-based skills development leading to a VCQ Level 2. 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 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (VCQ) - This is the on-the-job element of the course.
• Technical Diploma(VRQ) - Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (VRQ) - This is the day release element at College.
• Functional Skills - Level 1 English, 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.

The Apprenticeship is an intense training programme and trainees would be expected to carry out at least 6 hours per week of private study including maintaining a weekly logbook of activities undertaken and the building of an evidence-based system of specific work achieved known as the portfolio.

Progression & Career Opportunities

Apprentices can move up to the Advanced Apprenticeship programme or may prefer to continue with employment at craft level.

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

Entry Requirements

All Apprentices will need to have an employer so that the "on-the-job" element of the programme can be delivered.

Ideally you should have a minimum of 3 GCSEs including Maths, Science and English at grade 3 (D) or above. This level of programme will usually last for approximately 24 months.

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 also 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 Certificate, ERR and any additional requirements to be achieved during the apprenticeship framework timescale. The learner will have a programme leader who will be responsible for the training programme. The programme leader will visit the learner in the workplace on a regular basis to assess their performance against national standards, and will monitor 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.