Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light) – Level 3 apprenticeship

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Who is this apprenticeship suitable for?

This apprenticeship is ideal for you if you wish to become a Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician and are new to the industry, or if you are currently working in an associated role (e.g. Autocare Technician), that provides assistance to Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technicians.

A motor vehicle service and maintenance technician services and repairs light vehicles such as cars and vans and work either in dealerships which focus on a particular manufacturer or in an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles.

The Automotive Retail Industry provides employment for over half a million employees who work for approximately 70,000 employers. It is a major contributor to the UK economy. In a large dealership, the Technician will typically report to the Workshop Controller, who in turn reports to the Aftersales Manager and liaises with the Service Reception. In smaller garages, the Technician will report directly to the owner or Garage Manager.

Whether you are obsessed with cars or fascinated by what makes them tick, an apprenticeship in the automotive sector might be for you. To succeed in this industry, you will want to work hands-on with cutting-edge technology, meet new people and work with new vehicles every day.

This apprenticeship was designed by leaders in the automotive industry including Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes Benz and BMW and will provide you with a fantastic start to your career.

Key information
  • Suitable For
    This apprenticeship is suitable for: Anyone who wants to become a Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician and is new to the industry
  • Suitable For
    Title of embedded diploma/qualification City & Guilds Level 3 Award
  • Suitable For
    End-point assessment organisation: City & Guilds
  • Suitable For
    How long will this apprenticeship take to complete: 36 months apprenticeship + 8 weeks End Point Assessment
  • Suitable For
    Cost: Non-levy employer contribution (5%) - £750 & levy paying employer contribution - £16000
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What will you learn on the apprenticeship?

During the course of this apprenticeship, you will learn to…

  • Develop a deep technical and diagnostic competence in response to the increasing complexity of vehicle technologies
  • Establish sophisticated customer service behaviours
  • Maintain the motivation and ability to contribute to the commercial success of their company.

You will study the knowledge, skills and behaviours as set out within the apprenticeship standard, which will include the following subjects…

  • Health and Safety
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Routine Vehicle Maintenance
  • Engine Components, Lubrication and Cooling Systems (Engine Timing)
  • Fuel, Air, Ignition and Exhaust
  • Vehicle Chassis Systems inc Brakes, Suspension, Steering (4 Wheel Geometry/Alignment)
  • Wheels and Tyres
  • Intermediate Diagnostics
  • Advanced Diagnostics
  • Customer Service

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We provide our Automotive partners with exceptional training

“If you are thinking about doing an apprenticeship – go for it! You can learn all the skills you would in higher education but you also have the opportunity to settle into the workplace and learn skills you wouldn’t learn in college such as the confidence that comes with applying your skills hands on. Plus you are earning whilst learning”

Sophie Deeley, Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light)

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