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Motor Vehicle – Maintenance 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 the repair and maintenance of all types of vehicles. 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. You’ll be working in a service technician type role, carrying out routine maintenance and basic repairs, as well as identifying and reporting faults. Vehicle repair is challenging, hands-on work, every vehicle will present a new problem to solve. You’ll also need good communication skills in order to explain everything to the customer. But you’ll feel satisfied when the job’s done and that car is back on the road.

Course content

You will be required to complete the NVQ and Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair 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, English and ICT. 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

The apprenticeship will develop your hand skills with an automotive environment. You will also gain a nationally recognised qualification as well starting you on your chosen career path!


What can I do when I finish?

Progress to the level 3 (advanced) apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle (Maintenance and Repair). Progress your career as a: Light Vehicle Service Technician, Technician, Auto Electrical Technician, Mobile Electrical Installation Technician, Light Vehicle Diagnostic Technician, Auto Electrical Diagnostic Technician, Mobile Electrical Installation Diagnostic Technician.

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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