Autocare Technician (Level 2 Standard)
|Mode of study||Apprenticeship|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||1 August 2020|
|Course code||PLR2UMV (APPO)|
Who is it for?
An Autocare Technician carries out a range of services and repairs to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles, working in an Autocare or “Fast-Fit” Centre, which may be part of a national chain or operated by a regional/local independent group/owner. An Autocare Technician requires a unique combination of technical, retail and customer service skills. They will use a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify and repair simple system faults.
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 (including how to handle difficult customers and deal with customer disappointment) and effective sales skills, as well as 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 centre operates from a commercial perspective and how their actions contribute to business results, whilst maintaining a high standard of workmanship.
In order to complete this motor vehicle Apprenticeship, you will be expected to complete an initial assessment in maths and English to ensure you are at a suitable level to work towards this qualification. Ideally you will have minimum of grade 3 in both. Some employers will specify their own minimum qualification entry requirements, which would be detailed within their Apprenticeship vacancy.
What does the course involve?
For a comprehensive understanding of this motor vehicle programme and what it entails, please click here.
As part of this Apprenticeship Standard, if you do not hold GCSE Maths and English at grades 9-4, you will also be required to study towards your functional skills Level 2.
How is the course assessed?
This motor vehicle Apprenticeship is taught at our London Road Campus on a day release basis once a week. If you need to complete your functional skills, then this will be covered at college in a block week release. In addition, you will be visited at your workplace regularly by your assessor, for the duration of your apprenticeship to assess you in the workplace and review your progress with your employer. You will be required to sit an End Point Assessment towards the final stages of your programme, to ensure you have obtained the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to do the job effectively.
Typically, this Autocare Technician Apprenticeship will take 2 years to complete.
What do I do next?
Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy
I was on the part-time six week car maintenance course and enjoyed it so much that I decided to gain my Level 2 diploma. I think the course covers everything perfectly and I really like doing the electrics modules.
Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair
Previous school: Abraham Darby School
I chose to come to SCG because they have the best motor vehicle facilities. All of my family are in the vehicle industry and my interest grew from there. It is an amazing course and I have learnt so much. It is hard work, but once you start putting the effort in, it gets easier.
Are you an employer?
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