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Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Intermediate Apprenticeship at Colchester Institute

Course description

The Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Intermediate Apprenticeship programme is designed to give you the relevant training and education required to become a successful employee within the motor industry. Learning through practical and theory sessions at College is teamed with work-based experience and training in order to achieve a level 2 qualification.

The course combines development of practical and theoretical skills at College, together with experience gained in the workplace. Students complete eight units of ten, with the choice being decided between the tutor, student and employer. Areas covered include:

  • Good Housekeeping, Health and Safety
  • Maintaining Positive Working Relationships
  • Carry out Routine Vehicle Maintenance
  • Remove and Replace Engine Units and Components
  • Remove and Replace Auxiliary Electrical Units and Components
  • Remove and Replace Chassis Units and Components
  • Conduct Pre and Post Work Vehicle Inspections
  • Valet Vehicles
  • Remove and Replace Vehicle Transmission and Driveline Units and Components

As part of the Apprenticeship framework you will also study Employment Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a strong interest in the area of mechanics. You will need to be dedicated and committed to your study and be responsible for your own learning. You will be required to attend an interview with the work based learning team and be asked to complete basic skills assessments in literacy and numeracy followed by a paper based trade assessment. It is compulsory for all students to attend a four day taster session which normally takes place during the summer. Students on this course are required to be employed in a suitable work placement with a service and repair motor company and have four GCSEs (grades A*-D), or equivalent, including English, maths and science.

Future opportunities

Following further training and development, career pathways may include progression to roles such as diagnostic technician, service adviser, or maintenance controller.

Possible progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 02 March 2016

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