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Level 3

Motorcycle Technician (Repair and Maintenance) Apprenticeship Standard Level 3


A Motorcycle Apprenticeship is designed specifically for individuals who have a passion for 2-wheels but also covers all vehicles where the rider sits astride the frame. Over a three-year period, you will be working four days a week with your employer and attending college 1 day per week.

In work you will have the support of a Workplace Mentor who, alongside college, will support your journey and ensure that you have the right knowledge, skills and behaviours to ultimately become a qualified motorcycle technician.

You will be paid a wage throughout your training and by the end of your apprenticeship you will have gained nationally recognised industry qualifications.

Skills and knowledge covered include:

  • Service and maintain motorcycles in line with manufacturer specifications
  • Remove, repair and replace components in line with manufacturers defined instruction
  • Use diagnostic methods, mechanical and electrical measuring tools and equipment to check compliance and rectify faults
  • Investigate symptoms of motorcycle fault(s) and identify the underlying causes prior to repair
  • Access specific information e.g. motorcycle repair information, wiring diagrams, maintenance tables, technical production information, safety recalls
  • Apply advanced diagnostic principles, logical problem-solving techniques and complex rectifications


You will
need to be in paid employment in the motorcycle industry so that you are able
to cover the requirements of the standard and will ideally work at least 30
hours per week.

You will
need a contract of employment and be covered under your employer’;s relevant

Ideally you
will hold English language and Maths GCSE at grade C/4 or above, if not you will
work towards Functional Skills Level 2 as required.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


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