Develop your automotive career with the Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3 Apprenticeship standard
If you are interested in undertaking your Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3 Apprenticeship, then you already know that you love the world of automotive and enjoy working as a motor mechanic or vehicle technician.
The level 3 Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Apprenticeship is based on the latest standards designed for employers by employers and is delivered over a 3-year period. With this Apprenticeship, you will qualify as a Service Technician and with the necessary experience, be eligible to become an MOT Tester and Diagnostic Technician. You will learn everything you need on an off the job to develop your automotive skills in a working maintenance and repair specialist.
Apprentices are required to attend a Paragon Skills training centre on a day release basis.
Upon successful completion, you will qualify with a level 3 Apprenticeship, in addition to Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths & English.
Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3
City & Guilds
What you can expect from your Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship
This Apprenticeship will fully prepare you to work as a motor vehicle technician and be competent at servicing and repairing light vehicles such as cars and vans.
It is suitable for anyone working in a dealership for a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage that deals with many different makes and models of light vehicles.
To obtain the Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair the skills you will require include:
- Excellent practical skills
- The ability to work quickly with attention to detail
- The ability to work without supervision
- Good communication skills
- The ability to follow written and verbal instructions
- A reasonable level of fitness and normal colour vision
This Apprenticeship will include training in the following areas split over a 3-year period:
- Health and safety in the workplace
- Location and function of the main components of vehicle
- Understanding of each engine type
- Routine service and inspections
- Understanding electrical circuits
- Routine service inspections
- Data and recall information, vehicle lubrication
- Legal requirements for light vehicles
Year 2 training will include training in simple and intermediate diagnostics and repair of the various vehicles systems in the following areas:
Simple diagnose and repair includes in-depth training in the following areas: Electrical systems, lighting and auxiliary systems, wheel and tyre constructions, brakes, steering, engine types and configuration, exhaust systems, engine cooling systems.
Intermediate diagnose and repair includes in-depth training in the following areas: Diagnostic skills, electrical systems, drum brakes, suspension layouts and components, steering, power assisted steering, vehicle starting and charging system, auxiliary electricals, ignition systems, transmission drivelines.
Year 3 involves training in the following areas:
Complex diagnose and repair includes in-depth training in the following area: Electrical systems, auxiliary electrics 2, engine inlet systems, engine sensors, fuel systems, emissions, clutch, braking systems, advance suspension systems, stability, climate control and the F-Gas certificate.
Complete systems understanding and repair major components
By the end of this Apprenticeship, you will be able to:
- Apply advanced diagnostic principles and logical problem-solving techniques supported by diagnostic tools and testing regimes, to establish electrical, mechanical and electronic faults
- Use appropriate recommended diagnostic techniques across all systems
The exact details of your job depend on your specific employer, but typically you can expect to work between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday and some dealerships and garages are also open on a Saturday.
Your pathway to success
Becoming a qualified light vehicle diagnostic technician is a skill for life and can open doors to a long and rewarding career. As a diagnostic technician you could progress to the Advanced Diagnostics & Management Higher Level Apprenticeship, or work in a variety of areas, for example independent garages, workshops, dealerships and specialist repair shops.
There is great scope to specialise within the world of automotive repair and maintenance. Completing a Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair level 3 Apprenticeship could lead to further opportunities, as the Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship framework is popular with employers in England and is supported by a wide range of employers of all sizes (micro, small/medium and large) across the sector including Jaguar Land Rover, Honda, Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Ford and BMW.
At Paragon Skills we are committed to inspiring you to succeed and to making sure that you get the best possible start in your chosen career.
We are looking for learners as committed and as passionate as we are. If this sounds like you, then contact us today about the opportunities available to you with motor vehicle Apprenticeships and the Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Level 3 Apprenticeship.
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