WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Are you looking for an opportunity to earn while you learn? Then an apprenticeship is right for you! On an apprenticeship you can: • Gain training whilst you are employed and earning a wage • Achieve nationally recognised qualifications • Benefit from coaching and mentoring from industry professionals • Enhance your career prospects. We offer a structured training programme for those in employment who want to learn and we work with employers to recruit Apprentices seeking an Apprenticeship placement. If you don’t think you have the necessary ‘work-ready skills’, we also offer Traineeships. This course provides the essential work preparation training, English, Maths and work experience needed to secure your Apprenticeship place.

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Location: Central Campus

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FORMAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will need to be aged 16 years or over and must be working or applying to work with a company that have agreed that you will be working as an apprentice for this Apprenticeship programme.

You will undertake a diagnostic assessment for both Maths and English and a free writing exercise prior to enrolment and gain Level 1 in both subject areas.
If you have passed Maths and English GCSE with a Grade A* to C (Grade 4 or above) or functional key skills at Level 2, and can evidence this with certificate/s, you will not need to take the Maths and English functional skills qualification within the apprenticeship programme.

For the Level 3 Advanced programme you will also need to have achieved the Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Intermediate Apprenticeship.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

The Level 2 Intermediate programme usually lasts 18 months and you will play a key role by carrying out routine light vehicle maintenance and inspections including servicing, repairing and replacing faulty parts and maintaining records.
This course will allow you to build a foundation of skills which are needed to be successful. You will work through a variety of modules to gain the experience and skills needed to succeed. There are a wide range of units which you will study, and these include:
• Competency in health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
• Skills in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices in the automotive environment
• Competency in routine light vehicle maintenance
• Competency in removing and replacing light vehicle engine units and components
• Knowledge of light vehicle electrical units and components

On successful completion of the course you will achieve the following qualifications:
Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles
Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence
Functional Skills Maths Level 1
Functional Skills English Level 1
Functional Skills ICT Level 1
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
Apprenticeship Achievement Certificate

The Level 3 Advanced programme usually lasts 18 months and you will play a key role by carrying out routine light vehicle maintenance and inspections including servicing, repairing and replacing faulty parts and maintaining records.
This course will allow you to build on the skills which are needed to be successful. You will work through a variety of modules to gain the experience and skills needed to succeed. There are a wide range of units which you will study, and these include:
• Inspecting vehicle
• Engine system faults
• Chassis system faults
• Electrical faults and transmission faults

On successful completion of the course you will achieve the following qualifications:
Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles
Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence
Functional Skills Maths Level 1
Functional Skills English Level 1
Functional Skills ICT Level 1
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
Apprenticeship Achievement Certificate

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

All learners will have a dedicated trainer/assessor who will plan learning and assessments with you. The assessment methods used will include the following:
• Observation and assessment in the workplace
• Exams
• Course work
• Portfolio of evidence
• Witness Testimony

You will attend college one day per week and you will receive regular workplace assessments which will assess competency. You will be required to sit a number of exams during the programme in addition to creating a portfolio of learning.

20% of the training will be delivered off the job and this can include:
Simulation, online learning or training from employers, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, attendance at competitions and support in writing assignments.

WHERE CAN I GO NEXT?

You can progress your career in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

Call our apprenticeship team on 0121 667 5018 for more information and the latest vacancies!

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