Commercial Vehicle Apprenticeships & Qualifications

Futureproofing the industry with fresh talent

We develop and harness apprenticeship skills at our commercial vehicle hub based in Wythenshawe, which opened in 2021 as a state-of -the-art training facility for apprentices to learn new skills, using the latest technology to meet the needs of the HGV industry.

By investing £750k in this specialised facility and working with 15 local bus and coach companies, we are able to help local HGV businesses with the best trained talent and help learners to be the best they can be.

What you need to start an automotive career

You'll need good levels of GCSE maths and English, ideally three or more GCSEs at Grade 4 and above. You might still be accepted without these, but we’ll help you to gain your English and maths.

Further progression 

You’ll be able to progress to master technicians, team leaders and engineering managers. 

Register your interest

Register your interest using the form below and one our team will contact you.

The Wythenshawe Facility

Our new facility for Bus, Coach and HGV apprenticeships has been upgraded and fully equipped to train our learners into highly skilled engineers of the future.

Watch the video to find out more.

Apprenticeships we offer:

36 months plus 3-month End Point Assessment 
Programme summary 

A Heavy Vehicle (HV) technician services, inspects and repairs HVs and associated trailers. They work in either a dealership of a particular manufacturer or for an independent garage, franchise, or large fleet operator that deals with many different makes of vehicles.

Technicians work on all the systems found within the vehicle, from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. They must have strong problem-solving skills and a good grasp of the theoretical and practical aspects of vehicle systems.

Apprentices can expect to cover 14 different units, from Health and Safety to Diagnosing Engine System Faults. Learning will take place by block delivery, with six blocks per year across two sites – The Manchester College and Perivale.

Apprentices will be supported by an appointed learning coach who will deliver 20 progress reviews. 

Who is suitable?

Successful candidate must be able to work independently but also pat of a team, and should understand how their workshop and the dealer/garage/branch functions from a commercial perspective. They should have good customer handling skills and should be able to identify ways in which they can work more efficiently. 

36 months plus 3-month End Point Assessment 
Programme summary 

This apprenticeship will equip learnings with a robust set of skills, knowledge and behaviours that will allow them to work successfully as a Bus and Coach Engineering Technician.

The programme of study will cover a range of unit, from inspecting, diagnosing and recording defects to understanding the construction and operation of bus and coach systems.

This will be delivered through a mix of face-to-face learning, remote reviews, online assessments, self-study, practical skills training and one-to0one coaching facilitated at our training centre in Wythenshawe.

Who is suitable?

This programme is aimed at learners who are interested in a career within the bus and coach sector. With the growing complexity of vehicles and the need to understand and comply with rigorous Heath & Safety and Legislative requirements, the bus and coach sector is required to train high calibre individuals.

Candidates should be able to communicate both orally and in writing and have skills related to mechanical principles.

Transform your workforce with apprenticeships 

We are one of the largest providers of apprenticeships and work-based learning in the North West and are proud to work with a wide range of businesses and learners each year.

By choosing us, we can help you with:

  • Accessing diverse, fresh talent 
  • Upskilling existing staff 
  • Keeping ahead of industry changes 
  • Accessing funding and support 
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Apply For An Apprenticeship

Commercial Vehicle

Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance Apprentice


Salary £11011.00 per year