Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance

Modern Apprenticeship



This Modern Apprenticeship supports employers in the bus and coach industry. It helps you train new staff and upskill existing staff, to repair vehicles and keep them ready for the road. Employees can undertake different training depending on what you need – including mechanical and electrical engineering and body cladding.

Apprenticeship framework(s)

Your employee will study for a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 6.

Select Level 6 to see the framework document and qualification(s) at that level. 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for the apprenticeship.

Progression and development

After completing the apprenticeship, your employee should be able to achieve positions such as:

  • skilled fitter – mechanical, electrical, mechanical and electrical, or body cladding

  • technician – mechanical, electrical, mechanical and electrical, or body cladding

  • specialist engineering technicians

  • supervisors

  • junior managers

They might wish to go on to further education, such as:

  • supervisory or management Modern Apprenticeships

  • Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and diplomas

  • professional institution qualifications

How does it work?

Apprentices will learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. They’ll also study with a college or other learning provider.

Cost and funding

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider throughout the apprenticeship.

The training contribution calculator will show you our funding contribution for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees aged 16 to 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet your business needs.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we encourage all employers to pay the Living Wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

How long will it take?

It will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.

Need information or advice?

Call our advisors to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships.

0800 783 6000

Sounds right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

Find a learning provider