This apprenticeship is ideal for those who have an interest in the autocare occupation but no or little formal training. An Autocare Technician carries out a range of services and repairs to cars, vans and light goods vehicles, working in an autocare centre. The apprentice requires a unique combination of technical, retail and customer service skills; using a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify & repair simple system faults.
Apprentices must have access to real work which is valid and productive, providing opportunities to develop, practice and evidence knowledge and skills that have been learned. The employer is expected to provide and support the opportunity for off-the-job training for a minimum 20% of the apprentices working time. Defined as technical and knowledge development, this type of learning is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment. It can include activities such as online learning, mentoring, role play, attendance to competitions and events, or revision and assignments set as homework.