To become a motor mechanic, you must first complete an apprenticeship as a motor vehicle repair and maintenance technician. After that, you will receive on-the-job training and time at a college or training facility.
An intermediate apprenticeship will typically need several GCSEs (or similar), usually including English and Maths, while an advanced apprenticeship would usually require five GCSEs (or comparable) at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English and Maths.
You might attend a college course before applying for a position as a trainee with a garage. Relevant courses include the Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair and the Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Technology.
A Level 2 programme often requires two or more GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), while a Level 3 course typically requires five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C).
With experience, you might become a senior technician, workshop supervisor, garage manager, or even establish your own business.