Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) (9301)

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2018

Product code 9301

New Apprenticeship Standards are designed by employer groups to be rigorous and respond to employers’ needs.

The new Automotive Retail Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Apprenticeship has been approved by BIS and will replace the current Level 2 and Level 3 Maintenance and Repair – Light Vehicle SASE framework.

This Apprenticeship is aimed at learners who would like to become Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technicians (Light Vehicle).

A Motor Vehicle Technician services and repairs light vehicles such as cars and vans and works either in dealerships that focus on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles. They work on all the systems found within the vehicle. The nature of the work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment.


As part of the optional on programme assessment, the employer and training provider can assess the progressive development via a formative assessment at the end of Gateways 1 and 2. The apprentice, employer and provider are also required jointly to maintain a logbook that captures progress over the programme.

The on programme optional assessment will also contain:
- a knowledge and understanding test that checks understanding at Gateways 1 and 2
- an on-going assessment of soft skills and behaviours
- a comprehensive skills test at Gateways 1 and 2


The third check will be at Gateway 3. The employer and training provider are required to confirm that the apprentice is fully competent and ready to take the end point assessment.

End-point assessment

End-point assessment

The end-point assessment is comprised of three methods:
- two online knowledge tests exploring knowledge/understanding of the apprentice
- a practical skills test
- a professional discussion in two parts (part 1 lasts approx. 20 minutes, part 2 lasts approx. 40 minutes)

How to register

Interested in using our high-quality on-programme materials or end-point assessment service? There are three ways to either find out more or to order what you need:
1. If you’re an existing City & Guilds customer, go to Walled Garden and select the materials you need or register your apprentice for end-point assessment. (You may need to submit a request to deliver a standard if you don’t yet have approval for that.)
2. Get in touch with Our Direct Sales Team can explain our different products and services and start getting you set up as a customer or give existing customers support on the new apprenticeship arrangements.
3. Speak to your City & Guilds Business Manager about how to access our products or how to register your apprentices with us.

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