A Heavy Vehicle (HV) technician services, inspects and repairs Heavy Vehicles either at a dealership that focusses on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage, franchise or large fleet operator that deals with many different makes of vehicles.
The course will cover replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The day-to-day tasks faced by the technician are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques. Today’s technician has to demonstrate expertise in the technical side of their role.
You must have strong problem-solving skills and a good grasp of the theoretical and practical aspects of vehicles systems and associated ancillaries.
You must have an employer who will support you through your Apprenticeship and allow you time off work to attend college. Many people find their own job or are already employed but if not, college staff can help you find employment.
- Maths minimum grade 2, English minimum grade 2.
- You should demonstrate an interest or knowledge of working in the vocational area and wish to take up a career in a relevant industry.
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Learners will be assessed through annual gateway assessments and a final end of programme assessment.
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