Training to support your business

At GC, we can support your business with motor vehicle apprenticeships, as well as the Award in MOT Testing Class 4 & 7.


Motor Vehicle apprenticeships deal with the repair and maintenance of all types of light vehicles. Whether your company is a dealership that focuses on a particular manufacturer, or an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles, we can support you with apprenticeship training for new or existing employees.

The Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair is delivered in the workplace with 1 day per week in college. Apprentices will work in a service technician role, carrying out routine maintenance and basic repairs, as well as identifying and reporting faults.

The Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair is delivered in the workplace with 1 day per week in college in the first year, and entirely in the workplace during the second year. Apprentices will learn about more complex faults and how to identify and repair them, with the opportunity to take some responsibility for the workshop and other team members. 

Award in MOT Testing Class 4 & 7

The Award in MOT Testing Class 4 & 7 has been developed with DVSA/VOSA to give learners the knowledge and skills required to perform the MOT Test Routine. After completing this course, the DVSA will need to observe you complete a VT8 demo MOT test, before you can receive your tester’s licence and gain your MOT qualification.

Free Recruitment Service

We offer a free of charge recruitment service to help you find the right apprentice for your business. We will advertise your vacancy if required, interview applicants and provide you with a shortlist to make the final decision.

We are also hosting a free recruitment event on Wednesday 20 March, where employers that are taking on an apprentice with Gloucestershire College can host a stand and speak to young people looking for apprenticeship vacancies; at last year’s event over 600 people attended. For more


Our experts can support you to make the most of available funding. If you are looking to develop your apprenticeship and levy strategy, The GC Business Hub offers a free consultation with one of our experts for advice on apprenticeship pathways within your organisation. 

If you pay the apprenticeship levy, we can support you to maximise the benefits of apprenticeship training. You can use your levy funds to bring in new talent to the business, or upskill existing employees and help reduce skills gaps.   

If you are not a levy payer, (your wage bill is less than £3 million) you will contribute just 5% of the total cost of your apprenticeship training, the Government will pay the remaining 95%. Additionally, you will receive a £1000 incentive payment for each 16-18 year old apprentice that you take on.

If your company has less than 50 employees and you take on a 16-18 year old you are entitled to receive the training free of charge.


Arrange your free consultation to find out more

Fill out your details below to arrange a call back from one of our Business Consultants, or contact the GC Business Hub directly on 01452 563400 or

Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

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