This apprenticeship is aimed at individuals who have a basic understanding of light vehicle maintenance and repair and want to progress and expand that knowledge further. This programme of study is ideal for mechanics looking to gain qualifications and experience while working in an active garage. Day-to-day responsibilities for a motor vehicle service and maintenance technician are the servicing and repairs of light vehicles, such as cars and vans; they work either in dealerships which focus on a particular manufacturer, or in an independent garages dealing with many different makes of vehicles. The growing complexity of today’s vehicles, and the pressure to deliver high-quality customer experience, requires the retail automotive sector to attract and train individuals with both technical and customer service abilities and this course is designed to train apprentices who are prepared for that.
Apprentices must have access to real work that is valid and productive, providing opportunities to develop, practice and evidence knowledge and skills that have been learned. An apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. It is also an opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’. This Level 3 Intermediate Light Vehicle and Maintenance Apprenticeship will be flexible and hands on so that you can develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this exciting and expanding sector. As well as gaining technical abilities and practical experience, you will develop the functional and personal skills required for the job you are undertaking and for your future career.
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.