Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) - Advanced Apprenticeship
Course Code: WM00013
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A motor vehicle technician services and repairs light vehicles such as cars and vans and works either in dealerships that focus on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles.
The nature of the work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. Today’s apprentice has to demonstrate expertise in the technical side of their role. They must have strong problem-solving skills and a good grasp of the theoretical and practical aspects of a vehicle’s systems.
They must be able to work independently but also operate as an effective team member, understand how their work shop and the dealership/garage functions from a commercial perspective, have good customer handling skills and identify ways in which they can work more efficiently.
We will undertake an assessment and skills scan to make sure that this qualification is suitable for you. It is preferable to have English and Maths GCSE Grade 4/C or above.
Individual employers will determine their own entry requirements.
Teaching and Learning Methods
The programme is structured on a modular basis and each module is delivered using a range of techniques including: lectures, case studies and discussions.
1-2-1 assessment and support to evidence the behaviours, skill and knowledge elements will take place in your workplace, at mutually convenient times and dates with your assessor.
Employees will be certificated for the Apprenticeship after completion of an end-point assessment.
The end-point assessment covers three methods:
- Two online knowledge tests exploring the knowledge/understanding of the employee
- A practical skills test
- A professional discussion in two parts
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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