Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicles) (Level 3 Standard)
|Mode of study||Apprenticeship|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||1 August 2022|
|Course code||PLR3UMV (APPO)|
Who is it for?
A motor vehicle service and maintenance technician services and repairs light vehicles such as cars and vans and works either in dealerships which focus on a particular manufacturer, or in an independent garage which deals with many different makes of vehicles.
The technician must be able to work independently but also operate as an effective team member and have good customer handling skills. They will understand how their workshop and the dealership/garage functions from a commercial perspective and identify ways in which they can work more efficiently. Technicians working in large dealerships work with other departments, for example carrying out work for the Sales Department and ordering parts from the Parts Department, whereas apprentices in smaller independent garages may be called upon to carry out some of the function of the other departments themselves, for example managing their own delivery of parts.
The technician will work on all the systems found within the vehicle. The day-to-day work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The tasks faced are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques.
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. To apply for this Apprenticeship, you must have obtained both Maths and English at a Grade 4 or above, prior to enrolment onto this course. Completion of the Level 2 Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship would reduce the duration of this programme.
What does the course involve?
For a comprehensive understanding of this motor vehicle programme and what it entails, please click here.
How is the course assessed?
This motor vehicle Apprenticeship is taught at our London Road Campus on a day release basis once a week. 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 Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship will take 3 years to complete or 2 years if you have already completed the Level 2 Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship.
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.
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