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Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship at Bromley College of Further & Higher Education

Course description

The Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship is available for learners aged from 16 who are employed in the motor vehicle industry for a minimum of 30 hours a week.

College attendance is on a day-release basis and assessment will take place in the workplace.

Learners will work towards an NVQ Level 2 in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, a Level 2 technical certificate in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (a combination of practical and theory work). The standards for the competencies have been set by the lead body for the motor industry - Automotive Skills Council.

This Apprenticeship deals with the repair and maintenance of all types of vehicles, from mopeds to lorries. There are more than 32 million vehicles on the UK’s roads, which means we need plenty of motor vehicle technicians to keep them roadworthy.

As an apprentice, you could work for a dealership and focus on a particular manufacturer, or work for an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles. In both, you’ll choose your area of specialisation, whether that’s motorcycles, cars, heavy vehicles or vehicle electrical systems. You’ll be working in a service technician type role, carrying out routine maintenance and basic repairs, as well as identifying and reporting faults.

Course content

Qualifications and Units

In-house training will take place one day a week.  Learners will work towards an NVQ level 2.  The Standards for the competencies have been set by the Lead Body IMI.

Evidence must be provided of ability to successfully perform a series of practical tasks throughout the course. The evidence can be collected at work, or by way of the realistic working environment at college. The teaching strategies suit a wide range of learning styles - they include ILT (Information learning technology), classroom based delivery, practical tasks, simulated I.L.T. and workshop tasks.

 

Functional Skills

Functional Skills in Communication

Functional Skills in Mathematics

Functional Skills in Information Communication Technology (ICT)

 

Delivery models

Functional skills will be delivered within the college on the day the learner attends for their Theory and Practical sessions.

Exams will be completed outside of term time. Additional Sessions may also be held outside of term time to complete this element of the course.

Learners can be exempt from these if they can provide certificates proving that they have a GSCE A-C in the above subjects (dated within last 5 years)

 

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

This is covered within the Theory sessions of the course and requires no additional work.

 

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

The six Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills will be achieved and demonstrated  while completing the qualifications above:

Formal recognition of PLTS achievement will be provided in the form of a certificate upon framework completion.

These are:

  • Creative thinking
  • Independent enquiry
  • Reflective learning
  • Team working
  • Self management
  • Effective participation

Entry requirements

  • Must be employed in the a suitable garage environment for a minimum of 30 hours a week and be able to attend college one day a week.
  • Compulsory attendance at a college interview day with assessment in English, Mathematics to assess suitability to study a level 2 course

 

Initial Assessment

Training providers and employers will use initial assessment to identify prior learning and experience so that they can tailor the Apprentice’s Individual Learning Plan only. Employers may use a separate interview or application process to assess an individual’s suitability for employment with the health. Initial assessments will be completed by the college at Initial advise and guidance stage.

Assessment

Evidence must be provided of ability to successfully perform a series of practical tasks throughout the course. The evidence can be collected at work, or by way of the realistic working environment at college.

Exams will be completed outside of term time.

Additional Sessions may also be held outside of term time to complete this element of the course.

Learners can be exempt from these if they can provide certificates proving that they have a GSCE A-C in the above subjects (dated within last 5 years)

Financial information

To enrol onto this Apprenticeship, potential apprentices will need a contract of employment, working  in a relevant electrical role for at least 30 hours a week and also be paid the National Apprenticeship minimum wage or above (£2.73 per hour).

Future opportunities

After successfully completing this Apprenticeship you could work as a qualified Motor Vehicle Technician.  There is further opportunity to progress onto a level 3 Apprenticeship qualification for this industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bromley College of Further & Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 11 February 2016
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