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Apprenticeship standards are employer-led, meaning that employers can specify exactly what's required from an apprentice in each specific role. They outline the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to carry out your job role which are delivered and carried out both in the workplace, through teaching & learning and independent learning. All the skills, knowledge and behaviours must be met in full for you to achieve your Apprenticeship. Some standards involve additional qualifications. Role Profile - The Autocare Technician has to demonstrate expertise not only in the technical elements of their role and have a good grasp of the practical and theoretical aspects of the vehicle systems they service but also needs to have excellent telephone, customer handling and effective sales skills, also strong problem solving and self-organisation skills. They must be able to work as part of a team but also operate independently, understand how their employer operates from a commercial perspective and how their actions contribute to business results, whilst maintaining a high standard of workmanship. Tyre legislation and technical information including EU Tyre labelling, Tyre Pressure Monitoring systems, sidewall markings, homologated fitments relating to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles. Fundamentals of specific vehicle systems including steering & suspension, braking systems, battery & charging systems, exhaust systems and Air-Conditioning systems, Vehicle 4-wheel geometry principles, Basic consumer legislation relevant to the occupation. Appropriate Health & Safety legislation and requirements for the workplace, Hybrid/Electric Vehicle system and safe working procedures, Data protection requirements to protect customer and payment information, General sales principles including, identifying customer & vehicle needs, presenting solutions, closing the sale and dealing with buying resistance. How the business works and how you contribute to the overall results, demonstrating commercial awareness, how to carry out vehicle safety inspections and routine maintenance using manufacturer's specifications or approved schedules, using vehicle specific data and meeting legal requirements.

What do you need?

Entry requirements - Individual employers will set the selection criteria for the applicant. It is recommended during the selection process that the learner demonstrates the following qualities:- Interested in the motor industry and vehicle repairs - Have a good grasp of vehicle systems - Problem solving and self-organisation skills - Good communication skills, both oral and written - Works well independently and as part of a team. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their apprenticeship through functional skills.

How you are assessed

Assessment overview - In addition to the formal EPA Gateway, there are also on-programme Gateways in place. The on-programme Gateways can be used to review the apprentice's knowledge, skills and behaviour, as set out by Gateway criteria. This will also confirm the apprentice is meeting expectations at the EPA Gateway prior to their EPA.

GATEWAY 1 Review of eLogbook against Soft Skills and Behaviour Assessment tool Skills Assessment (Practical Task) Knowledge Assessment (Online Test)

GATEWAY 2 Review of eLogbook against Soft Skills and Behaviour Assessment tool Skills Assessment (Practical Task) Knowledge Assessment (Online Test)

END POINT ASSESSMENT GATEWAY English + Maths Level 1 & One attempt at Level 2 Review eLogbook and criteria listed in the Behaviour tool

END POINT ASSESSMENT Review of completed eLogbook Knowledge Assessment (Online Test) Skills Assessment (Practical Task) In-depth professional review

How Long?

30 Months

What course next?

An apprenticeship at level 3

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