Heavy Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (SCQF Level 7) Modern Apprenticeship

What is special about this course?

Modern Apprenticeships offer anyone aged over 16 paid employment combined with the opportunity to train for jobs across a wide range of sectors. They are an exciting way of gaining skills and qualifications that will help to start a career without having to study full time.

All the Modern Apprenticeship frameworks are developed by the appropriate sector skills council in consultation with their industry. Modern Apprenticeship frameworks can also be used as the basis for training more established employees.

Off the job learning usually takes place through colleges or training providers.

Here at UHI Moray we offer a range of Modern Apprenticeships across a range of sectors and work closely with a number of employers within the Highlands and Islands areas.

This SCQF Level 7 (SVQ Level 4) is certified by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and designed for those employed in the motor vehicle industry. It is recognised and valued by employers. Candidates are encouraged to undertake an Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) Assessment on completion of their Modern Apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be working in a relevant industry.

This course includes heavy vehicle and refinishing disciplines may also be studied. 

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Block release

How long will my course last?

Following the Modern Apprenticeships route  - Block release: (attendance at Moray Firth Training Group) 6 weeks per year over 3 years to complete Diplomas at level 5 and 7 to meet MA framework requirements.

SVQ route on site assessment only.

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray
    • Work Based

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The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?


•   HNC in Automotive Diagnostics and Management Principles

•   Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Automotive Diagnostic Techniques

•   Level 4 Diploma for Automotive Master Technicians

Is there more information available online?

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For more information about the Modern Apprenticeship programme in the first instance please contact Jacqui Taylor, Head of Marketing and External Relations on (01343) 576425 or e mail Jacqui.taylor.moray@uhi.ac.uk.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.