Our study programme courses are full-time courses, over 3-4 days per week at the GTA. This course is delivered over 1 year and provides an excellent starting point for those with little or no prior experience of the motor industry, but who wish to progress onto an apprenticeship.
Many of our current apprentices successfully achieved this level 2 qualifications before starting their apprenticeship. This enabled them to get ahead in the very competitive search for an employer.
Learners will study towards achieving a Level 2 Certificate in Vehicle Component Fitting, which includes the following:
health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
removal and fitting of basic light vehicle mechanical, electrical and trim (MET) components and non-permanently fixed vehicle body panels
tools, equipment and materials for vehicle maintenance
spark ignition engine systems, components and operation
inspection and replacement of light vehicle suspension dampers and springs
Inspection, adjustment and replacement of light vehicle braking systems and components
additional subjects such as exhausts, electrics etc.
Knowledge and skills will be assessed throughout the programme via practical assessments in the GTA workshop, written assessments, and online knowledge tests.
Learners will need to show a good mechanical aptitude and have a logical approach to problem solving, they must also have good communication skills.
Towards the end of the study programme, learners will be required to carry out work experience in a reputable garage / workshop giving valuable experience in the industry, which may help with the progression to an apprenticeship.
Maths, English and PSD
If learners do not already hold grades 4 - 9 in GCSE English and maths they may have the opportunity to re-sit them with us. Included in the programme learners will also cover personal, social and development (PSD) skills and knowledge.
How to Apply
To apply to become an apprentice you need to complete the form on the APPLY NOW section of our website or email your CV to
You will be invited for a selection interview at the GTA to ensure your suitability for the study programme.
If you would like to find out more about this programme, please call Laura on 01482 353022 or email