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Motor Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 3 at Bolton College

Course description

Our Apprenticeship programmes will give you vital hands-on experience, learning from real life situations, with the guidance of industry professionals. You’ll gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in your chosen career.

This course will focus on servicing, testing and identifying faults with all types of motor vehicles. As a Service Technician you would be involved in a variety of tasks including servicing and tuning, replacing components and using specialist equipment to measure performance.

Bolton College is one of the few places in the Greater Manchester / Lancashire area that offers Motor Vehicle Engineering training.

Apprenticeships are the ideal way of breaking into the automotive industry, as they provide ‘on the job’ experience combined with expert tuition.

The course is a great way to build on your skills and gain a recognised qualification whilst also earning a salary.

Course content

The Advanced Level Apprenticeship Incorporates a greater level of responsibility within your daily tasks and duties. Once accepted on to the Apprenticeship, you’ll study on a ‘release’ basis, spending occasional days at the College learning the knowledge that supports your Apprenticeship and the majority of your working days with your employer.

During your Apprenticeship, you will be trained and assessed in a variety of specialisms within the automotive industry. The exact areas covered will vary according to the focus of your course and the needs and demands of your employer. Typical areas covered include:

  • Vehicle Construction & Routine Maintenance
  • Operating Principles of Engines
  • Operating Principles & Maintenance of Transmission Systems
  • Operating Principles of Electrical & Electronic Systems

You’ll also gain:

  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths, English & IT, unless you have achieved grades 8-4 (A-C) at GCSE or equivalent
  • Employee Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Entry requirements

To complete an Apprenticeship you will need an employer who is willing to support you throughout your training. If you have not found one, we can help you with your search.

A Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector

We’d like to see a proven track record of very good attendance at work/school, along with a good reference from school/a previous employer. We also ask that you have a satisfactory level of English and maths.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed throughout your learning programme by a mixture of formal tests, workplace observations, portfolio building and self-assessment.

Financial information

If you are aged 16 to 18, 100% of your Apprenticeship’s training costs will be funded by the Government. For further information please visit www.apprenticeships.gov.uk

Alternatively you can contact Bolton College by calling 01204 482 181/195 or by emailing admissions@boltoncc.ac.uk

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this Apprenticeship, you could progress onto full-time employment, professional job-specific qualifications, Higher Apprenticeships or a degree programme.

Following further study you could work as:

  • A Motor Vehicle Technician where you could earn between £15,000 and £20,000 a year, depending on experience.
  • A Vehicle Body Repairer, earning an average wage of around £26,000 per year.
  • A Mechanic, earning between £18,000 and £35,000 a year.

Further information

Support

The College will support you throughout your time here. In College, you will receive personal support from your tutor; out of College, you will have your own personal Work Based Tutor, who will visit you in the workplace.

During their last visit Ofsted commended the College for its provision of “well targeted information, advice and careers guidance, which meets individual needs and enables learners to make informed choices about the next steps in their learning and career.”

Our £75 million campus offers:

  • A fitness suite and sports hall
  • Apple Mac suites
  • Libraries
  • A theatre and dance studios
  • A café selling Costa coffee
  • Wella-approved hair salons

Number 1 for Achievement Rates

We’re the number one General Further Education College in Greater Manchester for 16-18 achievement rates for higher level qualifications.

Ofsted Grade 2 ‘Good’

Ofsted also agrees; on our last inspection we were graded 2 for Good. Ofsted highlighted the fact that our learners develop good employability and personal skills and that a high proportion progress to Apprenticeships, employment or Higher Education.

Open Events

Discover what Bolton College can do for you by attending one of our Young People’s Open Events at our Deane Road campus.

Wednesday 17th October 2018, 4.30pm – 7pm

Thursday 22nd November 2018, 4.30pm – 7pm

Tuesday 5th February 2019, 4.30pm – 7pm

Click here to learn more: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/events

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: 21 December 2018
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