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Vehicle Restoration - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

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Apprenticeship outline

If you’re looking to build on your existing skills, while working on classic vehicles in all types of vehicle restoration repair facilities, this programme will give you the advanced technical knowledge you need.

The programme covers the technical and practical needs for today’s classic vehicle restoration industry.

You will study both the theory and practical aspects of the following:

  • History and heritage of classic vehicles
  • Tools, equipment and materials
  • Understanding customer expectations and needs
  • Dismantling, measuring and recording
  • Diagnosing and repairing vehicle engine, driveline, electrical and chassis systems
  • Evaluating and repairing structural body defects and misalignment
  • Advanced thermal joining and filling techniques
  • Rectification of corrosion/major paint defects and paint refinishing
  • Repair and replacement of interior and exterior glass, wood and trim
  • Health and safety and good housekeeping

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to

Want to find out more first?

Call the Business Engagement Team on 0115 945 7260

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Study location Ruddington Ruddington Fields Business Park, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6JZ

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Start date

You can start this Apprenticeship at any time of the year.


Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Light Vehicle - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)


12 - 18 months

Level Level 3
Entry requirements
  • You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement
  • You will also need GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C) in English and Maths and a relevant Level 2 qualification. Some employers may require additional qualifications depending on the role

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.


For each module you will have to complete coursework, written assignments, practical assessments, online tests and work-based observations. You will have a the advantage of
an online e-learning package to help you achieve your target.

  • Higher apprenticeship or specialist training to further improve your knowledge and skills
  • Career in the classic vehicle restoration industry
Additional information

Boots and overalls should be provided by your employer.

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