The National Logistics Academy

Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair - Level 2

Suitable roles for apprentices

Heavy Vehicle Service Technician


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length

24 months

Entry requirements

Set by the employer


Apprentices will achieve a combined practical and theory-based qualification:

  • Diploma in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

What apprentices will learn

Apprentices cover areas such as routine vehicle maintenance, removal and replacement of vehicle units and components and diagnosis and rectification of vehicle faults. They learn about:

  • Health & Safety and positive working relationships
  • Routine maintenance
  • Engine units and components
  • Auxiliary electrical units and components
  • Commercial vehicle chassis units and components
  • Pre and post work vehicle inspections


This apprenticeship is delivered in the workplace and at one of our fully equipped Institute of the Motor Industry accredited training centres around the country. The apprentice gains the knowledge, skills and experience for working in a vehicle workshop.

The apprenticeship training is tailored to the needs of the individual employer and is delivered by highly qualified and technically competent training advisors. The programme is a blended combination of on the job tuition and assessment plus day release learning, e-learning content and professional discussions.