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Level 3 Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance at MidKent College

Course description

Earn while you learn on an apprenticeship with the College! This nationally recognised standard will provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to progress in your chosen career. Your apprenticeship framework will include a combination of on-the-job training, studying for your qualification at College and maths, English and possibly ICT depending on the framework and any prior GCSEs. Thousands of drivers across the UK own vehicles that regularly need maintenance and repair. You could expand your skills, knowledge and experience with an apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance, preparing you in a career to help keep people on the road. You will study servicing, vehicle diagnostics, component replacement, engineering skills and health and safety.Assessment of the College-based VRQ is by the completion of the required practical task assessments. This will include the successful completion of the College-based theory exam alongside the externally assessed exam.

Entry requirements

Students need to have the following:> Successful completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship> Employment within the sector with a contract of employment for at least 30 hours per week> A good standard of education with 5 GCSEs at A-C / 9-4 including maths and English (or equivalent)> Satisfactory completion of the college initial assessment

Future opportunities

You could train in roles like:> Light vehicle diagnostic technician> Heavy vehicle diagnostic technician> Motorcycle diagnostic technician> Auto electrical diagnostic technician> Mobile electrical installation diagnostic technician> Lift truck diagnostic technician

Further information

> Some training will take place at College, where you will develop your knowledge within our well-equipped workshops and theory sessions> Working with tutors, you will be given demonstrations and the opportunities to build on your practical skills> You will need to provide your own personal protective equipment at College to study Light Vehicle Maintenance

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: 25 October 2018
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    • Set in the Oakwood Park complex, MidKent College's Maidstone Campus provides a pleasant learning environment for students. The site houses a range of quality workshops – including those for Bricklaying, Carpentry, Motor Vehicle and Welding – as well as a large learning resource centre, refectory and welcoming social zone.

      In 2012 major redevelopment work costing a total of £25 million started at the Maidstone Campus, with new state-of-the-art facilities expected to be open by December 2013.

      As part of the rebuild MidKent College has purchased the University for the Creative Arts' Maidstone campus, which is also based at Oakwood Park and now houses the majority of the College's higher education courses.