Study for an automotive apprenticeship and find a job you’re passionate about. This apprenticeship helps you develop vehicle maintenance and body repair skills. Whether you like classic cars or modern motors, you’ll find a role that suits you. 

There are a variety of jobs in the automotive industry. Help to repair a classic Jaguar as a vehicle service technician. Make a Ferrari stand out by becoming a paint technician. Work with specialist machinery as a MET technician. 

This apprenticeship will teach you unique skills such as how to repair classic cars and fit specialist equipment. The knowledge you gain will help in your job search.  

What's the qualification?

You’ll gain an Automotive qualification at SCQF level 5, 6 or 7. 

For SCQF level 5 you’ll study either:

  • vehicle maintenance and repair
  • vehicle accident repair
  • vehicle parts
  • vehicle fitting

For SCQF level 6 you’ll study either:

  • vehicle accident repair
  • vehicle parts

For SCQF level 7 you’ll study:

  • vehicle maintenance and repair


SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

As part of your work, you’ll learn how to:   

  • inspect a car  
  • repair the body of a vehicle  
  • fit different parts 
  • restore the paint of a vehicle  

You’ll also develop the following core skills:   

  • time management  
  • working with others 
  • communication 
  • problem-solving    

These skills can be transferred to different roles, like heavy vehicle work or tyre fitting.  

Where could it take me?

You have a range of options to explore with this Modern Apprenticeship. You could continue to study in a relevant automotive field or go into full time work  

Further education: Carry on your studies by progressing to a degree in automotive engineering. Your experience will support your university application.     

Straight to work: Make the most of your qualifications and get a job in the automotive industry. You could go on to the following roles:  

  • light vehicle service technician
  • heavy vehicle technician
  • motorcycle service technician
  • lift truck service technician
  • paintwork technician
  • mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) technician
  • parts adviser
  • fast-fit (vehicle fitting) technician
  • specialist tyre fitter
  • body repair technician

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship.   


This Modern Apprenticeship will take around 4 years to complete.

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