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Autocare Technician Apprenticeship

Autocare Technician Apprenticeship

Level 2

Course Overview

Part Time

An Auto-care Technician carries out a range of services and repairs to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles, working in an “Autocare” or “Fast-Fit” Centre. This requires a unique combination of technical, retail and customer service skills. They will use a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify & repair simple system faults.


Delivery model

One day per week In College delivery supported by workplace visits to develop portfolio of evidence


24 Months with 6 Months EPA period.

Ideal for:

  • Autocare Technician
  • Fast fit technician
  • Motor vehicle fitter

The apprenticeship will cover the following core areas:

  •  Health and Safety
  • Knowledge of and skills to carry out replacement Fundamentals of specific vehicle systems including steering & suspension, braking systems, battery & charging systems, exhaust systems and Air-Conditioning systems
  • Tyres, 4-Wheel geometry principles

End Point Assessment will comprise of three elements:

  • Knowledge Test
  • Practical Observation
  • Professional Review (supported by a portfolio of evidence)

Benefits to learners

Apprentices will gain knowledge and practical skills needed to be a competent Autocare Technician 

  • English GCSE Grade 9-3 or A* - C, Maths GCSE Grade 9-3 or A* - C

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Autocare Technician Apprenticeship

What You Will Pay

British and European Union students

Please contact the Apprenticeship team for fees on

01452 563400

The UK is a nation of car lovers and there are over 38.6 million vehicles on our roads, so it’s not surprising that the motor vehicle industry provides plenty of job opportunities.

There are many choices of career on offer, ranging from sales and customer services roles, through to technical roles such as diagnostic technician, master technician, MOT examiner, motorsport technician, paint technician or workshop supervisor.

We are a leading provider of motor vehicle courses and offer an extensive range of facilities and on-site workshops, including electronic diagnostic equipment, an MOT bay, ramps and tyre-changing facilities. This, coupled with our knowledgeable teaching staff, will enable you to get the relevant experience you need, working on real vehicles.

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Student Stories

Jess Hands

There are two incredible, spacious, full-equipped workshops to simulate a real working environment. I bought a 1989 Volkswagen Mk2 Polo Breadvan for a project and I am currently stripping and rebuilding the engine and the body work to become a show car. We receive great support from both our lecturers and learning mentors. My dream is to become a mechanic in F1 and be part of their pit crew!”

Jess Hands

Level 2 - Light Vehicle Maintenance – Gloucester Campus

Joe Mower

“I applied to GC to study Motor Vehicle to learn about cars and how to fix or diagnose problems with them, as it’s something I find interesting. I enjoy the help I get in lessons and being allowed to use the computers freely to do my work. Hopefully, after my course I will be able to do an apprenticeship at Toyota or Ford with the skills I have learnt. I would recommend anyone to apply to GC”

Joe Mower

Level 2 – Motor Vehicle – Gloucester Campus

Marcus Iles

Mechanics is a thing I’ve always liked, and I’ve fixed up cars and bikes before coming to college too. I’ve enjoyed meeting new people and the lecturers are always a laugh. The extra support I get is really good too. My dream career is to be a mechanic, and the course has helped me be really ready for that. I’d like to go into race mechanics after college and the skills I’ve learnt on my course mean that I feel confident to go into the workplace afterwards to fix brakes, change motors and engines – loads!

Marcus Iles

Level 2 – Motor Vehicle – Gloucester Campus

Our Facilities

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Motor Vehicle Workshops

You’ll find everything you’d expect in an industry-standard motor vehicle garage including vehicle lifts, workbenches, air compressors, hoses and diagnostic equipment for the repair and maintenance of vehicles.

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Proud To Be Working With

Morgan Motor
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Cleevely Electric Motors

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