Scotland is at the forefront of improving bus and coach services. You could be part of an industry that helps create a safer, greener future for Scotland’s transportation services. 

You’ll work with the latest eco-friendly technology, such as GPS devices and weight reduction hardware. You’ll learn how to reduce harmful fuel emissions, which can help the environment.   

In Scotland, there’s a growing demand for people with specialist maintenance skills. This apprenticeship can give you experience for a variety of jobs such as becoming an engineering technician, a mechanical fitter or body cladding technician 

What's the qualification?

You’ll gain a qualification in Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance at SCQF level 6You’ll study either:  

  • Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance (Mechanical-Electrical) 
  • Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance (Electrical) 
  • Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance (Mechanical) 
  • Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance (Body Cladding) 

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

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

  • repair a bus or coach  
  • fit different vehicle parts  
  • maintain strong customer relationships 
  • develop technical knowledge of bus parts 
  • carry out best safety practices   

This apprenticeship will help you develop core skills such as:   

  • communication 
  • team work 
  • problem-solving   
  • time management   

These transferable skills can be used in different roles, such as coach fitter and supervisor.

Where could it take me?

This Modern Apprenticeship provides a range of options. You could continue your studies by progressing to an engineering degree or go into full-time work.    

Further education: Carry on studying with a supervisor or management MA. Your experience will support your university application.   

Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a role in the bus and coach industry. Some of the jobs are listed below:   

  • mechanical technician 
  • body cladding technician 
  • electrical technician 
  • mechanical fitter 
  • body cladding supervisor 
  • engineering manager   

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship.   


This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.  

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