Before you can apply for mechanic jobs you must first undertake some formal mechanic training. There are several options available to you:Retail Motor Industry: Vehicle Maintenance & Repair. If you are 16 – 24 you can opt for a modern apprenticeship. The level 2 apprenticeship deals with the more basic aspects of vehicle repair from scooters though to lorries. The level 3 apprenticeship encompasses more advanced repairs to complex vehicle faults.
Next there is the City & Guilds Vehicle Maintenance & Repair. City and Guilds have a wide number of qualifications designed to train you to become a mechanic.
Also available are the Automotive Maintenance and Repair BTEC Level 3 and the Automotive Technician Accreditation Scheme.
How long does it take to train to become a mechanic?
The time taken to complete your training varies depending upon which course you opt for. It can take anywhere between 1 year and 3 years to become fully qualified. Sometimes even longer if you go on to specialise in a particular niche.
What are the entry requirements for mechanic training?
Again this varies between mechanic training courses, but more often than not you will require a grade A-C in English, Maths and Science GCSE’s.
If you wish to find out more about becoming a fully qualified motor mechanic please complete the form at the top of the page to find out where your nearest training centre is.