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Motor Vehicle – Fitting Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at Bishop Auckland College

Course description

Apprenticeships are practical hands on programmes designed to provide you with relevant, practical training, which will enable you to progress within your chosen industry. As an apprentice you will be paid a minimum of 2.68 an hour if you are under 19 or over 19 and still in the first year of your apprenticeship programme. You will be employed between 30 and 40 hours a week. This Apprenticeship deals with fast-fit operations in the motor vehicle industry.

Motor vehicle fitters, or fast-fit technicians, repair and replace tyres, batteries, exhausts and other vehicle parts, while the customer waits. They normally work in fast-fit centres alongside motor vehicle technicians, but some fitters specialise in tractors or other heavy vehicles. Whatever the specialisation, fitters must work fast and be able to communicate with customers. As an apprentice, youll choose to specialise in one of two areas: fast-fit, which involves identifying, removing and replacing faulty components like tyres, batteries, and brakes; or specialist tyre fitting, which deals with removing and replacing tyres on anything from cars to tractors.

Course content

You will be required to complete the NVQ and Technical Certificate in Vehicle Fitting as well as completing Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. If it is required, you will also need to complete Functional Skills in Mathematics and English. You will be allocated an assessor who will visit you in your work place to provide support with the NVQ and you will attend Bishop Auckland College 1 day a week to complete theory work.

Future opportunities

A Level 2 Certificate in Vehicle Fitting Principles (VRQ) and Competence (VCQ) qualification.


What can I do when I finish?

Gain full time employment in the vehicle fitting industry or progress onto L3 Maintenance and Repair programme, if requirements are met on the course.

Further information

You will need Safety Footwear, Overalls (PPE may be supplied by the employer) and Course Text Book which you can purchased from the College.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Auckland College directly.

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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