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The Automotive Retail Industry provides employment for around 23,000 people in Wales and is a major contributor to the economy.

Foundation apprentices (Level 2) will train as:

Service Technicians/Technicians, learning how to test and repair a range of vehicles

Apprentices (Level 3) will train as:

Diagnostic Technicians or Advanced Technicians learning how to diagnose, test and repair a range of vehicles.

Higher apprentices (Level 4) will train as:

Master/Senior Technicians or Workshop Controllers in both a management and hands-on role, supervising Service and Diagnostic Technicians.

Entry requirements:

  • Apprentices must have an employer who can cover the NVQ criteria, and be working in a garage.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


  • Technical training is provided in college 1 day per week, including time in practical workshops.


  • Completion of a portfolio of evidence
  • Work based observations
  • Theory based tasks and tests


From Foundation Apprenticeship Level 2 to an Apprenticeship Level 3.