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Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence (VCQ) / Principles (VRQ) Level 2 Diploma (Motor Mechanics) at Doncaster, Rotherham and District Motor Trades GTA Ltd (Doncaster GTA)

Course description

The start of a work-based Apprenticeship career that can lead to employment as a Heavy Vehicle Technician.  Learning will be by a placement in a local garage and day release at the Training Centre.  Practical and theory aspects of servicing, maintenance and repair of HGV’s. Motor vehicle construction and layout of major vehicle systems and components.  Routine maintenance of vehicles. Inspection and basic identification of faults.  Use of measuring instruments required in vehicle maintenance and fault finding.  Removal and refitting of vehicle components and units.  Health and Safety awareness in motor vehicle repair work shop. Working within groups and as an individual. Responsibility for personal actions taken.  

Entry requirements

Applicants should expect to obtain or have GCSE's at Grade D or above, in English, Mathematics, Technology and a Science. But more importantly they must want to pursue a career in the vehicle repair industry.

Financial information

For Apprentices aged 16 - 25 the cost are usually met by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC).

Future opportunities

The course offers you a specialist work-based qualification to support progression to a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship and fully qualified status as a Heavy Goods Vehicle Technician. With further training, you could continue to develop your career into workshop MOT Tester, Supervisor or Manager.  The course is work-based which means you can earn and learn at the same time whilst developing the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Doncaster, Rotherham and District Motor Trades GTA Ltd have been trading since 1972 and has grown over the years to become one, if not the largest, Specialist Transport, Logistics, Business Administration and Motor Trade Training Association Centre in South Yorkshire, with Training Centres in Doncaster and Sheffield.

      This site now covers over 5 acres, having an impressive complex of eight workshops and associated classrooms, a Management Training and Business Studies unit.