Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) & Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Intermediate Apprenticeship lasts for two years and attend college one day a week.
Without Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technicians the economy would grind to a halt. Many people are dependent on their vehicles to get to work and businesses need reliable and well maintained vehicles to transport goods to and from customers. Apprenticeships are the lifeblood of the Automotive Retail Industry and more technicians are needed to replace those who leave or retire. Apprentices will learn how to diagnose, test and repair a range of vehicles.
The Intermediate level apprentice will train as Service technicians/technicians learning how to test and repair a range of vehicles.
The Advanced level apprentice will train as Diagnostic technicians or advanced technicians learning how to diagnose, test and repair a range of vehicles.
BENEFIT TO EMPLOYER
Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of on the job and classroom based learning ensures they learn the skills that work best for your business, giving you increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a committed and competent workforce. Training apprentices is more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs*. *(Survey conducted by Populus on behalf of the Learning and Skills Council) February 2009
Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invested in them. Remember, an apprentice is with you because they want to be – they have made an active choice to learn on the job and a commitment to a specific career.
BENEFIT TO EMPLOYEE
Apprenticeship programmes provide a structured paid national training route within the workplace, which is supported with on-going professional development. You will have the opportunity to undertake a ‘portfolio’ of skills and qualifications that will allow you to progress within your work environment and or progress to both further and higher education, if necessary.
The course consists of work based learning and knowledge gained from attending college one-day a week. Some of the units include:
- Health & Safety in the Workplace
- Employer Rights and Responsibilities
- Vehicle Chassis Systems
- Vehicle Engines
- Vehicle Electrics and Electronics
- Pre & Post Inspections
- Service & Maintenance
- Transmission Systems
The apprenticeship framework requires all candidates to complete functional skills depending upon their previous GCSE qualifications being grade A to C in English, Maths and ICT. Where applicable all candidates must complete these qualifications.
An assessor will observe you carrying out tasks in the work place. In addition the underpinning knowledge will be delivered at college in a classroom/vehicle maintenance bay environment.
There are online and practical tests within this qualification. The online tests are carried out in college; further to this all practical tests are completed in the workplace observed by a qualified assessor.
Intermediate Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
Opportunities for Progression
Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3.
It is highly recommended that all candidates have achieved a minimum level 1 in numeracy, literacy and ICT (or equivalent). It is essential that all candidates are employed as a light vehicle technician within the industry or be employed in a similar role.
24+ ADVANCED LEARNING LOANS
From April 2013, anyone aged 24+ and starting a course on or after 1 August 2013 may apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. The loans are designed to help you pay your tuition fees and are available to all UK nationals* studying at Level 3 or Level 4 or an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year. If your loan is for an Access to Higher Education programme and you progress to complete a Higher Education programme, you will not have to pay back your 24+ loan!
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*Resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of the course. Enquire for further eligibility
For Further Information
Enquiries for Motor Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeship course should be made to the Business Development Team. Please telephone 0121 477 1400 for further information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org