Vehicle Technician

Vehicle Technician

What is the Job?

The work of the Vehicle Tchnician includes:-
  • Scheduled Servicing and Tuning
  • Using specialised equipment to diagnose and locate complex faults
  • Overhauling and reconditioning components
  • Testing and measuring vehicle performance

Entry Requirements

  • Be good with their hands, think logically and be able work individually and as part of a team to solve practical problems
  • Have 4/5 years secondary education with ideally passes in science, particularly physics or technical based subjects
  • Be able to understand technical data and apply the information in practice.
  • Have an aptitude for mechanical principles and like working as part of a team.

Training and Education

Serve a recognised Modern Apprenticeship in the Motor Industry including planned work experience coupled with Off the Job training courses at a local Training Centre, College or with the vehicle manufacturer and regular assessment of performance in the workplace.


Achievement of work based competence assessments and computer based knowledge tests leads to a Scottish/National Vocational Qualification (S/NVQ) awarded at: LEVEL 3 (Maintenance and Repair).
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