• Level 3
  • Reference AS-HVSMT-EPA-AP02
  • Gateway 1: AS-HVSMT-GW1

  • Gateway 2: AS-HVSMT-GW2

  • End Point Assessment: AS-HVSMT-EPA-AP02

  • End Point Assessment with Engineering Manager: AS-HVSMT-EM 


The Apprenticeship Standard and Assessment Plan can be found here.

Please note:

This Apprenticeship Standard currently has dispensation and flexibilities applied relating to the knowledge assessment. For more information, please click here.


Written by employers within the automotive retail industry, this Apprenticeship is suitable for aspiring technicians looking to specialise in Heavy Vehicles. Learn how to service, inspect and repair Heavy Vehicles in categories N2 and N3, their associated trailers and ancillaries.

Designed with different learning styles in mind, IMI’s solution ensures Apprentices are fully engaged and prepared for their End Point Assessment (EPA). The new standard replaces the Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Heavy Vehicle pathway) apprenticeship framework.


A Heavy Vehicle technician works on all the systems found within the vehicle, ranging from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The day-to-day tasks faced by the technician are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques. They work in either a dealership that focuses on a particular manufacturer or for an independent garage, franchise or large fleet operator that deals with many different makes of vehicles.

Duration: 36 Months

Typically it is expected that it will take three years for the Apprentice to attain the required level of competence in the workplace although it may be sooner if an individual already has significant training and practical experience.

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for the applicant. It is recommended during the selection process that the learner demonstrates the following qualities:

  • Interest in the Heavy Vehicle industry
  • Good practical and mechanical skills
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Organised and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Works well independently and as part of a team

Mandatory - English and Maths L2 (or equivalent), to be held by the learner prior to their End Point Assessment. IMI provides solutions to any Apprentice that does not have a L2 (or equivalent) in Maths or English before starting, to achieve this before completion of the standard.

Gateway 1 (optional)

  • Review of eLogbook against Soft Skills and Behaviour Assessment tool
  • Skills Assessment (Practical Task)
  • Knowledge Assessment (Online Test)

Gateway 2 (optional)

  • Review of eLogbook against Soft Skills and Behaviour Assessment tool
  • Skills Assessment (Practical Task)
  • Knowledge Assessment (Online Test)

End Point Assessment Gateway (mandatory)

  • English and Maths Level 2
  • Review eLogbook and criteria listed in the Behaviour tool

End Point Assessment

  • Review of completed eLogbook
  • Knowledge Assessment (2 Online Tests)
  • Skills Assessment (5 Practical Tasks)
  • In-depth professional review
  • Job card write up

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