Independent Assessment Project


The Independent Assessment Project aimed to discover if apprentices nearing or at the end of their apprenticeships met industry expectations. Over 7 months in 2022, two light vehicle assessors and one heavy vehicle assessor conducted 198 assessments of apprentices in their workplaces, consisting of 124 light vehicle apprentice assessments and 74 heavy vehicle apprentice assessments.

Apprentices were assessed against their ability to service vehicles, repair systems and diagnose faults. Assessors found that a significant number of apprentices were not proficient, particularly in their underpinning knowledge. The project Report showed where shortfalls were found, allowed apprentices and supervisors to talk about their experience of the training system, discussed reasons for the shortfalls and developed recommendations to improve the system. The final report including recommendations was provided to the government.