Light Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Level 3 (In Year Start)

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This is the perfect apprenticeship if you are wanting to repair light vehicles, such as cars and vans.

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Level 3

Attendance - Full-time
Duration - 3 years
Start date - September
Where - Engineering Centre

Course Overview

A motor vehicle service and maintenance Technician servicing and repairing light vehicles, such as cars and vans, either works in dealerships, focusing on particular manufacturers or in an independent garage dealing with many different makes of vehicles. This apprenticeship will teach you to work independently and also operate as an effective team member and have good customer handling skills. You will also understand how workshops function.
As a motor vehicle apprentice, you will be studying at our college’s specialist Engineering Centre which boasts state-of-the-art equipment and workshops. You will find all the relevant workshops and demonstration areas required for you to complete your studies with Kirklees College.
Technicians working in large dealerships often work with other departments, for example carrying out work for the sales department and ordering parts from the parts department, whereas apprentices in smaller independent garages may be called upon to carry out some of the function of the other departments themselves, for example managing their own delivery of parts. The apprenticeship will teach you how to work on all the systems found within the vehicle. The day-to-day work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The tasks faced are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques.
A motor vehicle service and maintenance Technician servicing and repairing light vehicles, such as cars and vans, either works in dealerships, focusing on particular manufacturers or in an independent garage dealing with many different makes of vehicles. This apprenticeship will teach you to work independently and also operate as an effective team member and have good customer handling skills. You will also understand how workshops function.
Technicians working in large dealerships often work with other departments, for example carrying out work for the sales department and ordering parts from the parts department, whereas apprentices in smaller independent garages may be called upon to carry out some of the function of the other departments themselves, for example managing their own delivery of parts. The apprenticeship will teach you how to work on all the systems found within the vehicle. The day-to-day work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The tasks faced are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques.
As a motor vehicle apprentice, you will be studying at our college’s specialist Engineering Centre which boasts state-of-the-art equipment and workshops. You will find all the relevant workshops and demonstration areas required for you to complete your studies with Kirklees College.

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L3 APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD - MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (LIGHT VEHICLE)

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GCSE English and maths grade 4 or above.

To start your apprenticeship you must have secured employment that the college has agreed is suitable.
Level 4 and work towards becoming an Automotive Master Technician
Employment

You will be assessed through annual gateway assessments and a final end of programme assessment.

Why work in the Maintenance Industry?

Employment in Transportation Maintenance roles is down NAN% since 2021

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