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Level 3 Motor Vehicle & Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Apprenticeship

Subject Area

Motor Vehicle

Student Type

Students aged 16-18 | Adults

Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Apprenticeship

What is the course about?

During this apprenticeship, you will work towards becoming a skilled motor vehicle service and maintenance technician, typically, over the period of 48 months. 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.

Why should I choose the course?

This standard has been designed to be recognised by relevant Professional Engineering Institutions and successful apprentices can apply for the appropriate level of professional registration (EngTech).

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.

The growing complexity of today’s vehicles, and the pressure to deliver a high-quality customer experience, requires the retail automotive sector to attract and train high calibre individuals and this is reflected in the elements of the Standard described below.

What will I learn?

While on this apprenticeship, you can look forward to studying a variety of interesting topics, such as the legislative, regulatory and ethical requirements of vehicle service and repair, the operational aspects of a motor vehicle business, and developing positive working relationships. You will also focus on developing essential practical skills, such as routine servicing and inspection, construction and operation of vehicle components, steering and suspension geometries and much more. Upon the completion of this course, an apprentice will have gained the necessary techniques, skills and knowledge to excel in a career as a motor vehicle technician.

How is the apprenticeship delivered?

The apprenticeship is delivered over 48 months, and you will be fully supported by the college every step of the way. During your apprenticeship you will attend college one day per week, with the other four days spent with your employer. As an apprentice you will be allocated a tutor and an assessor, who will come out to visit you onsite.

What will the course lead on to?

Following this Standard you can train to complete MOT’s and be a fully qualified mechanic.

Are there any links with industry and university?

This standard has been designed to be recognised by relevant Professional Engineering Institutions and successful apprentices can apply for the appropriate level of professional registration (EngTech).

What support is available?

You will be allocated a designated tutor to guide you through your apprenticeship. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed.

Click here for learning support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/learning-support

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Warrington & Vale Royal College has a long history of delivering bespoke, high-quality apprenticeships across a wide range of sectors. We take pride in our apprentices and ensure they leave us with the skills they need to forge a career in their chosen industry. We work with all manner of employers to ensure all parties’ interests are met throughout the apprenticeship journey. We also have a dedicated apprenticeship matching service which matches your skills to a suitable apprenticeship employer.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry requirements for this apprenticeship programme are GCSE grades 9-4, or level 2 functional skills qualifications in English and maths. We will consider those who need to resit either their English or maths qualification, however those that need to resit both will not meet the entry requirements for this apprenticeship programme.

If you are required to resit either English or maths, you will be invited to undertake an initial assessment. If deemed suitable, you must be willing to achieve your level 2 English/maths qualification before the end of the apprenticeship programme as part of your study.

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Duration
42 Months
Class Times
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Location
Warrington Campus
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Starts Aug 2024

Duration
42 Months
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Location
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