Heavy 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 heavy vehicles.

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Level 3

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

Course Overview

A heavy vehicle service (HV) technician inspects and repairs HVs either at a dealership that focuses on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage or large fleet operator dealing with different makes of vehicles. This apprenticeship covers replacing simple parts and solving complex faults to using diagnostic methods and equipment. Day-to-day tasks faced by the technician are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques.
This apprenticeship will teach you the knowledge and understanding required to work with heavy Vehicles. This includes: diagnostic and logical problem-solving techniques, health and safety knowledge, environmental awareness, operator’s “O” Licence requirements, how to service, inspect and maintain vehicles and trailers to the expected standards, customer expectations and implications of work carried out and the requirements of providing roadside assistance.
Today’s technician has to demonstrate technical expertise in their role. You must have strong problem-solving skills and knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of vehicle systems and associated ancillaries. Technicians should be able to work independently and operate as an effective team member. They should also have good customer handling skills and be able to identify ways in which they can work more efficiently.
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.
A heavy vehicle service (HV) technician inspects and repairs HVs either at a dealership that focuses on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage or large fleet operator dealing with different makes of vehicles. This apprenticeship covers replacing simple parts and solving complex faults to using diagnostic methods and equipment. Day-to-day tasks faced by the technician are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques.
Today’s technician has to demonstrate technical expertise in their role. You must have strong problem-solving skills and knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of vehicle systems and associated ancillaries. Technicians should be able to work independently and operate as an effective team member. They should also have good customer handling skills and be able to identify ways in which they can work more efficiently.
This apprenticeship will teach you the knowledge and understanding required to work with heavy Vehicles. This includes: diagnostic and logical problem-solving techniques, health and safety knowledge, environmental awareness, operator’s “O” Licence requirements, how to service, inspect and maintain vehicles and trailers to the expected standards, customer expectations and implications of work carried out and the requirements of providing roadside assistance.
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 - HEAVY VEHICLE SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Engineering Centre

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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

Wide range of jobs in the Maintenance Industry

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