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Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Framework

A motor vehicle and maintenance technician apprentice will learn and go on to have responsibility of servicing and repairing light vehicles including cars and vans within a garage or part of a larger vehicle dealership. Daily tasks will range from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment.

The technician will be proficient in both working independently and as part of team, whilst confidently contributing to the customer experience.

Employer overview

The automotive industry relies on a steady flow of new entrants and apprentices with relevant skills that respond to the needs of employers, whilst recognising the challenges of an ageing workforce.

However, the rise in new automotive technology has fuelled a demand in developing a more skilled and creative workforce. Our state-of the-art Automotive Garage puts our apprentices in the fast lane to accelerate your business forward.

Apprentices on this course will develop the following skills, knowledge and behaviours:

  • A confident understanding of the workshop, its values, policies and procedures
  • Demonstrating professionalism, self-management, quality assurance and industry approved standards of behaviour, whilst acknowledging potential health and safety risks
  • Carrying out essential maintenance tasks relating to removal and replacement procedures, obtaining and interpreting diagnostic and repair information and using wiring diagrams to determine serviceability of vehicles
  • Construction and operation of advanced electrical, braking and suspension systems, engine and transmission systems and engine and gear calculations.

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The selection process will include a basic Initial Assessment and an in depth interview during which an apprentice’s suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined. Apprentices will also be required to carry out a skills test. To be accepted onto the programme apprentices must have GCSE grades E or above in Maths and English. Grade C or above are desirable. If these grades have been attained, apprentices may be exempt from the functional skills components of the framework. However if apprentices do not have the required grades, additional support will be provided to be brought up to the required level, dependant on initial assessment results.
The suitability of an employer will also be determined before apprentices are accepted onto the programme.
Employers will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements, and that they are able to provide apprentices with the full range of work to successfully complete the Apprenticeship framework. If apprentices do not have an offer of employment we may be able to assist, however this cannot be guaranteed as demand for Apprenticeship places are high.

• Work as a Heavy Vehicle Diagnostic Technician
• Higher Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair 
• After further training and development onto a Foundation degree for example, in Automotive Engineering or Automotive Technology; 
OR
• Onto Higher Education (HE) programmes such as MEng and BEng programmes in Automotive.

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Basic Information

Course Code B93A34367P
Location Various Locations, not at Walsall College sites.
Level Level 3
Type Adv Apprenticeship
Fee
Start Date Various

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