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Motor Vehicle (Heavy) Apprenticeship Advanced Level 3 at Southampton City College

Course description

This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to start a career or develop your existing skills in service, maintenance and repair of commercial and passenger carrying vehicles. There are more than 32 million vehicles on the UK’s roads which means, many motor vehicle technicians are needed to keep them roadworthy.

Course content

As a motor vehicle apprentice you will work on all areas of vehicle mechanics and electrics, from the engine and exhaust systems to the air conditioning and security features. You will develop the practical skills, technical knowledge and the communication skills required to work as a professional and competent motor vehicle technician.

 
Typical duties will include:

  • Finding and identifying faults
  • Advising customers if repairs are needed and how critical they are
  • Providing time and cost estimates for jobs
  • Carrying out repairs / replacing damaged parts
  • Fitting and servicing accessories e.g. radios and vehicle alarms
  • Carrying out routine servicing and checks

Entry requirements

A full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. As this is an advanced apprenticeship, all applicants will require GCSEs at grade A*-C in English and maths (or equivalent), or can demonstrate through the assessment process that they will be able to achieve this. By completing a workplace audit the Apprenticeship Coordinator will be able to establish whether you are covering the right level of tasks in the workplace to support the criteria necessary for the on-site evidence.

Assessment

As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage. The apprenticeship will include an NVQ diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.

Future opportunities

  • Heavy Vehicle Diagnostic Technician
  • Lift Truck Diagnostic Technician

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southampton City College directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2016

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