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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Intermediate Apprenticeship at Truro and Penwith College

Course description

The programme is ideal for apprentices to develop the skills to repair, modify, service or carrying out routine maintenance on cars and light commercial vehicles, who are customer facing and need the skills to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Apprentices will gain excellent technical knowledge on all of the systems fitted to a modern vehicle.

Course content

  • Health and safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Support for job roles in the automotive work environment
  • Materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
  • Light vehicle maintenance
  • Light vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components
  • Light vehicle fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system units and components
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle electrical units and components
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components
  • Removing and replacing light vehicle transmission and driveline units and components
  • Identify and agree motor vehicle customer service needs
  • Inspecting light vehicles using prescribed methods and skills in inspecting light vehicles using prescribed methods

Apprentices will achieve their Apprenticeship by building and maintaining a work-based evidence portfolio which demonstrates the competence they are developing in the workplace. After each taught module at college, Apprentices will complete an online multiple choice assessment and a written assessment.

Entry requirements

Candidates joining the Apprenticeship programme require a minimum of 4 GCSEs graded A*-D or to have completed a Level 1 motor vehicle qualification alongside Functional Skills.

Future opportunities

Subject to satisfactory completion of all aspects of the Apprenticeship framework and with the recommendation from the tutor and support from the employer, we would provide a progression route to a Level 3 Apprenticeship framework that focuses on vehicle electrical and mechanical fault diagnosis. For effective support the place of employment would normally have at least one person who is qualified in vehicle electrical diagnostics and have access to dealer level diagnostic equipment to enable this progression.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Truro and Penwith College directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2016

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