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Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Advanced Apprenticeship at Colchester Institute

Course description

The Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Advanced Apprenticeship is designed to give you the relevant training and education required to become a successful employee within the motor industry. Learning through practical and theory sessions at the College is teamed with work-based experience and training in order to achieve a level 3 qualification.

The course combines developing your practical and theoretical skills required by vehicle technicians. On completion of the course you will have mastered the mechanical skills needed for work on various vehicle systems and have an understanding of the related technology. Units include:

  • Good Housekeeping, Health and Safety
  • Maintaining Positive Working Relationships
  • Diagnose and Rectify Vehicle Engine System and Component Faults
  • Diagnose and Rectify Vehicle Chassis Systems and Component Faults
  • Overhaul Mechanical Units
  • Diagnose and Rectify Vehicle Transmission and Driveline System Faults
  • Diagnose and Rectify Auxiliary Equipment Electrical Faults

As part of the Apprenticeship framework you will also study Employment Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills/GCSEs in English and maths, plus ICT.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a strong interest in the area of mechanics. You will need to be dedicated and committed to your study and be responsible for your own learning. You will be required to attend an interview with the Work Based Learning team and be asked to complete basic skills assessments in literacy and numeracy, followed by a paper based trade assessment and already have an NVQ Level 2 in Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. Students on this course are required to be employed in a suitable work placement with a service and repair motor company and have four GCSEs (grades A*-D), or equivalent, including English, maths and science.

Future opportunities

Following further training and development, career pathways may include progression to roles such as service manager, workshop
manager, or senior technician.

Possible progression to a City and Guilds programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 02 March 2016

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