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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Motorcycle) Intermediate Level Apprenticeship at Wirral Metropolitan College

Course description

This apprenticeship covers all the basics of motorcycle maintenance. As a Motorcycle Maintenance Apprentice you will carry out routine motorcycle maintenance and inspections including servicing, repairing and replacing faulty parts and maintaining records.

Course content

The apprentice framework includes the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Competence
  • Level 2 Diploma in Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Principles
  • Level 1 Functional Skill English
  • Level 1 Functional Skill maths
  • Level 1 Functional Skill ICT

Mandatory Specialist Units

  • Competency in routine motorcycle maintenance
  • Knowledge of routine motorcycle maintenance
  • Knowledge of removing and replacing motorcycle electrical units and components
  • Competency in removing and replacing motorcycle electrical units and components
  • Competency in motorcycle internal engine systems
  • Competency in removing and replacing motorcycle chassis units and components
  • Knowledge of motorcycle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components
  • Knowledge of removing and replacing motorcycle chassis

Entry requirements

Apprentices must be in paid employment of at least 30 hours per week. Apprenticeships where the Apprentice is working and studying for less than 30 hours per week are by exception only. In any circumstances the Apprentice must not work for less than 16 hours per week.

There are no specific academic entry requirements for the Intermediate Apprenticeship, though potential apprentices will need basic Literacy and Numeracy skills.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course.

Future opportunities

  • An Advanced Level (Level 3) Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair – Pathway 3 Motorcycle
  • On completion of this Intermediate Level (Level 2) Apprenticeship, apprentices will be competent to work as a Light Vehicle Service Technician
  • Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

Further information

Most employers are especially interested in applicants who can demonstrate a positive “can do” attitude and a willingness to work hard and good communication skills. This Apprenticeship will build an understanding of the importance to the business of providing excellent customer service at all times. This apprenticeship will require good manual dexterity, handling heavy equipment and spending long periods standing. For those working with electrical systems, a colour blindness test will be necessary.

Apprenticeships are designed for individuals who are in paid employment within the sector and would like to achieve qualifications which recognise the skills they gain in the workplace.

An Intermediate Level Apprenticeship will take a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months.

If you have already found a job you may be able to convert it into an Apprenticeship.

Speak to your employer and discuss the opportunity of you becoming an Apprentice. There is plenty of help and support for you and your employer and they may be eligible for a grant.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wirral Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 24 May 2016
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