How to become a motorcycle mechanic
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You could do a college course, which would teach you some of the skills you need in this job. Relevant courses include:
- Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Competence
You'll usually need:
- 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course
You can complete an advanced apprenticeship as a motorcycle technician.
This usually takes around 36 months to complete as a mix of on the job learning and study.
To get onto an apprenticeship, you'll find it useful to have:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You can apply directly to employers if you've got some experience of mechanical engineering or repairing vehicles.