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Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician

3 years
Greater Manchester SkillCentre, Trafford Park

The Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician apprenticeship is designed for individuals who:

  • Aspire to start or advance their career in the heavy vehicle maintenance and repair industry.
  • Have an interest in working with heavy vehicles such as trucks, buses, and construction vehicles.
  • Prefer a hands-on learning experience, combining practical skills with technical knowledge.
  • Are looking for a structured training program that leads to a recognised qualification.
  • Want to develop expertise in diagnosing and repairing complex vehicle systems, conducting routine maintenance, and ensuring vehicle safety and performance.
  • Are school leavers, career changers, or current employees in the sector who wish to formalise and enhance their skills.

This apprenticeship is perfect for those dedicated to working in a demanding and dynamic field, providing essential services in the transportation and logistics industries.

When does the course start?

We offer various start dates, please contact us for further information.

What does the course cover?

On this apprenticeship you will learn:

  • The fundamentals of HV technologies e.g. HV chassis design, engine, fuels, transmissions, electrical (12/24v), air-conditioning, hydraulic and air braking, air suspension systems, etc
  • The types and associated characteristics of HV’s and their configurations and applications
  • Diagnosing principles and logical problem-solving techniques related to HV.
  • Sufficient H&S knowledge and environmental awareness to carry out the work safely
  • Operators “O” Licence requirements relating to HVs
  • How to service, inspect, and maintain vehicles and trailers to the expected standards and the importance of safety inspection and maintenance schedules to meet Operator’s (O) licence and legal obligations
  • Customer expectations and implications of work carried out
  • How the business works from an operational perspective and demonstrate commercial and financial awareness in the HV industry
  • Complex problem-solving techniques
  • The requirements for providing roadside assistance
When will I attend?

Attendance is required 1 day per week at the Greater Manchester SkillCentre in Trafford Park.

What will I achieve?

On successful completion, you will achieve a Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship.

What are the entry requirements?

Ideally, you will have a minimum of 5 GCSE's grade 4/C or above or level 2 equivalent including maths and English.

If you do not hold the recommended English and maths qualifications then, you will need to achieve these prior to taking the end-point assessment.

How much does the course cost?

There is no fee for the learner. For information on costs to the employer, please contact us.