What's covered?

All Apprenticeships consist of a Framework of different elements. They must include qualifications that, when achieved, prove the Apprentice's competence in carrying out work of the Level and type identified in the Framework. Also included must be qualifications which demonstrate the technical knowledge of the job and industry, plus more wide ranging general skills required to operate successfully in the trade; these will include Maths, English and, if appropriate, ICT and Employer Rights and Responsibilities.

The different elements can be combined in one qualification, or be covered in separate qualifications, but all elements must be achieved to obtain a full Apprentice Certificate. Overview Employers within the Automotive retail industry have designed the new approved apprenticeship Standard for technicians who service and repair light vehicles. This standard has replace what was known as a framework.

Role A motor vehicle technician services and repairs light vehicles and works either in dealerships that focus on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles. They work on all the systems found within the vehicle. The nature of the work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment.

What do you need?

Entry requirements Individual candidates need to demonstrate the following qualities: Interested in the way vehicles operate and the potential to research, analyse and solve problems; organised, methodical and pays attention to detail; able to work in a team and to communicate well both orally and in writing; cares about delivering excellent service - both internally and externally to colleagues and customers; able to demonstrate general analytical and mechanical skills. It is also recommended that the candidate can demonstrate a capacity for mechanical reasoning and good spatial awareness.

How you are assessed

Assessment overview On programme assessment will include employers and work based assessors reviewing an apprentice's progress via summative assessments at gateways 1 and 2. These assessments are deigned to review the apprentice's behaviour, knowledge and skills against set gateway criteria. In addition the apprentice, employers and training providers are required to maintain an E-Log book evidencing progress over the duration of the apprenticeship.

How Long?

Duration 36 months It is expected that it will typically take three years for the apprentice to attain the required level of competence in the workplace although it may be less if the individual already has significant training and practical experience.

What course next?

Level 4 Management

What could this lead to?

Automotive Management Role

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