Ideally you will have GCSEs in English, Maths and ICT at grade D, or English and Maths at grade C, for an Advanced Apprenticeship. Entry is subject to a satisfactory interview and college assessment.
This is a two to three year course where you will attend college one day per week and spend four days in the workplace. Some of the award includes a Vocational Competence Qualification (VCQ), which is assessed in the workplace. The remainder of the award is for gaining the required Key Skills and underpinning knowledge. You will gain practical experience; skills and knowledge from working in your chosen field of employment; Key Skills qualifications; and a Technical Certificate.
On the Apprenticeship programme you could be removing and fitting basic MET components to vehicles.
On the Advanced Apprenticeship programme you could be inspecting vehicles or removing and reinstating vehicle trim fitments following accidental damage.
Assessment will be through a combination of coursework and portfolio in college and within the workplace. External examinations will cover Key Skills and VRQ (Vocationally Related Qualification). Your progress on the course will be regularly monitored through individual tutorials and direct observation in the workplace.
As well as direct employment, successful Apprentices often go on to complete a Mechanical Electrical and Trim NVQ Level 3. Advanced Apprentices can progress to the Level 4 qualification in Automotive Engineering.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*