Motor Mechanic

  • TU Code: B824
  • SOLAS Trade Code: 50
  • Level: 6
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Award: National Craft Certificate Apprenticeship
  • Sector: Motor
  • Location: Bolton Street

With this four-year apprenticeship, you will become a fully qualified motor mechanic, with a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft – Motor Mechanics.

You may then choose to work as a motor mechanic in the motor industry in a dealership, repair shop or test centres like the NCT.

Many apprentices use their apprenticeship qualification as a platform to launch careers such as engineers, managers, self-employed business owners, technical trainers, instructors, lecturers, teachers amongst others.

As a motor mechanic, you will be involved in servicing, maintenance and fault diagnosis of light passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. You will carry out routine service procedures as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer, as well as diagnose and resolve problems with the operation of the mechanical and electrical systems of vehicles.

Motor mechanics are also involved in examining and preparing vehicles for the National Car Test (NCT) or the Commercial Vehicle Road Worthiness Test (CVRT).

To become an apprentice in Ireland you must be hired by an employer. Apprenticeship employers are formally approved by SOLAS in advance of employing apprentices. Apprentices get a formal contract of employment as part of their apprenticeship.

Full eligibility criteria for this apprenticeship are available in the Motor Mechanic Apprenticeship brochure.

For further information, contact your local Education and Training board.