Course overviewThe topics you will cover whilst training include:
The fundamentals of vehicle technologies e.g. vehicle systems such as chassis, engine, transmission, electrical, air conditioning, high voltage vehicles. The types, and associated characteristics, of light vehicles e.g. front- or rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive.
• Diagnostic principles and logical problem-solving techniques.
• Emerging automotive technologies and the impact they will have on the knowledge and skills technicians will require in the future.
You will carry out the foundation tasks common to all procedures e.g. removing and replacing bolts, screws and clips, replacing seals, extracting damaged fasteners, cutting, drilling, filing, using fabrication skills. You will use diagnostic, mechanical and electrical measuring equipment.
• Inspect and prepare a vehicle to the required quality standard for handover to the customer e.g. following a service, complex repair, pre-delivery inspection etc.
Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop and adhere to the dealership/garage’s business processes (e.g. environmental awareness, servicing a vehicle, record keeping, customer contact) and standard workshop operations and access specific information e.g. vehicle repair information, wiring diagrams, maintenance tables, technical
You will also operate as an effective team member taking responsibility when required and be honest and accountable when things don’t go as planned.
Typical job roles include:
Technicians who service and repair light vehicles (cars, vans, pick-ups, sports utility vehicles, etc.) The technicians work in dealerships that focus on specific brand(s) or for independent garages that maintain and repair all makes of vehicles.
What else do I need to know?On an apprenticeship programme you usually will work for a minimum of 30 hours a week for the employer and then have one day a week at college or designated time in the workplace.
Some job roles will require a DBS before starting, you will be advised at interview stage if this is required.
Whilst you are on an apprenticeship your employer pays you a salary, this includes all off the job training.
What are the entry requirements?
Typically, candidates need a minimum of five GCSEs grade A-C or grade 4 and above and in math’s, English. If you do not have a suitable math’s and English or IT qualification, you will complete initial assessments to identify if you can achieve Functional Skills at level 2.
How is it assessed?
You will have your practice skills assessed at various points throughout the apprenticeship which will lead to a final two-day practical examination of the skills and understanding you have learnt. You will complete a log book which will be reviewed in the final year and complete a knowledge test to show you’re understand of the knowledge and behaviours that are required to complete your job.
If you do not hold a suitable maths or English qualifications, you will need to pass the Functional Skills exam at level 2.
This qualification also has an End Point Assessment which includes:
Log book, Behaviour Assessment, Knowledge Test and a two day skills test
What financial support is on offer?
What can I do next?
How do I find out more?
Alternatively you can post your application via freepost.
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