Light Vehicle Maintenance SCQF Level 7 (Modern Apprenticeship)


Modern Apprenticeships are a great way of gaining skills, qualifications and experience and starting a career without having to study full-time. You can be earning whilst you are learning! This is an opportunity to work towards an industry recognised qualification whilst you are learning ‘on the job’ and it’s a great way to kick-start your career.

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Skills are essential to the effective and efficient performance of organisations across this sector and once you have completed your Modern Apprenticeship you will have shown that you have the ability, the work skills and the determination to succeed.

Course code





Level 3 can be completed over 1 year.

Entry Requirements

You must be in full-time employment and aged 16 years or over.
Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 completed and achieved or previous experience.
Candidates should be well presented, committed to the Modern Apprenticeship and able to complete.

Course Content

Depending on the candidates’ current qualifications they may not be required to attend College, if a College full-time Motor Vehicle Level 3 Course has been completed and achieved. If the candidate is required to achieve Level 3 (underpinning knowledge) in Motor Vehicle then some College attendance will be required to be able to achieve this element of the Modern Apprenticeship.

Assessors attend the work place on a regular basis. Depending on the nature of each assessment to be carried out, the duration of how long the assessor will be with each candidate will vary on each visit. Assessors will assess competency and can advise and guide on any work that may be required. A specified level of Core Skills are required as part of the Modern Apprenticeship.

As well as more specific learning around: Contribute to Housekeeping in Motor Vehicle Environments; Diagnose and Rectify Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults; Diagnose and Rectify Light Vehicle Engine and Vehicle Electrical Unit and Component Faults; Maintain Working Relationships in the Motor Vehicle Environment; Reduce Risks to Health & Safety in the Motor Vehicle Environment; Use of Hand Tools and Equipment in Motor Vehicle Engineering.

You also get to choose some of your own learning, your assessor will help you consider the units which suit your needs best. Assessors attend your work place on a regular basis. The length of visit will vary depending on which assessment is being done. Assessors will assess your competency and will give advise and guidance on any work that may be required.


Assessments take the form of written and practical assignments which are integrated throughout the year. Written assessments are carried out by the candidate in their own time under the guidance of the assessor. Tests are completed on-line at the end of each unit whilst attending College.

Additional funding information

This Modern Apprenticeship is funded through Skills Development Scotland. You may choose to undertake this as a standalone SVQ qualification which can either be self-funded or paid by your employer.

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