Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle


This Apprenticeship covers employment where you need to be technically competent and have the ability to work under pressure, taking account of time and cost.

What are the entry requirements?

These are dependent on the sector and the criteria of some employers, but they are normally:

Apprentice Level 2: A minimum of four GCSEs at grades A ? E, grades 9 - 3 or an equivalent qualification.

Advanced Apprentice Level 3: An Apprenticeship at Level 2 or other equivalent qualification.

Higher Level Apprenticeship Level 4: These are available in some subject areas; but in all instances you will need to be already qualified to Level 3.

What subjects will I study?

Choose from one of the following, either:

• Light Vehicle Technician
• Fast-Fit Technician

Light Vehicle Technician

Apprentice Level 2
This area involves working on light vehicles not exceeding 7.5 tonnes. Units studied may include: carrying out routine vehicle maintenance, fault finding, rectifying simple system faults by replacing and testing components and units and inspecting vehicles.

Advanced Apprentice Level 3
Units studied may include: carrying out routine vehicle maintenance, diagnosing and rectifying complex system faults and inspecting vehicles.

Fast-Fit Technician
Technicians are required to be highly skilled and trained with a wide knowledge of different vehicle makes and have good levels of communication. The work will involve the repair and servicing of cars and light vans and will include: identifying faulty components, removal and replacement of components, liaising with customers and using fault finding techniques.

How will I learn?

An Apprenticeship framework is made up of practical work based training (with your employer), training to support the theory and knowledge of your vocational area and general skill qualifications in maths, English and IT. You will also learn about employee rights and responsibilities, personal, learning and thinking skills and depending on which area of training you undertake, some of this learning may take place in college.

How will I be assessed?

The apprenticeship is assessed on practical aptitude, a portfolio of work and external assessment. The technical certificate is assessed in your lessons through assignments set by your tutors. Maths and English are assessed by examination and a portfolio of evidence.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Once the Apprenticeship has finished there is the opportunity to carry on working, maybe get promoted or if appropriate, progress onto advanced level apprenticeships. In some instances you can go on to higher education in a college or university.

How long is the course?

They usually take anything from one to three years to complete.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need boots, overalls, stationery and drawing equipment.

Can I get more information?

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