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Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Apprenticeship Level 3

  • 3

    Level
    Level 3

  • Duration
    Multiple - see below

  • Start Date
    Multiple - see below

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code
    E0166

Start Dates

  • September 2022, Apprenticeship, 4+ years
  • September 2023, Apprenticeship, 3 years

Summary

This Level 3 Apprenticeship is designed for use in garages. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving skills required.

Course Content includes:

  • The fundamentals of vehicle technologies e.g. vehicle systems such as chassis, engine, transmission, electrical, air conditioning, high voltage vehicles, etc.
  • The types, and associated characteristics, of light vehicles e.g. front- or rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, etc.
  • Carry out the foundation tasks common to all procedures e.g. removing and replacing bolts, screws and clips, replacing seals, extracting damaged fasteners, cutting, drilling, filing, using fabrication skills etc.
  • Remove repair/replace components in line with manufacturer’s standards.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop and adhere to the garage’s business processes.
  • Behave in accordance with the values of the company they work for.
  • Service and maintain a vehicle without supervision.

You will complete the Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Apprenticeship Standard.

  • This Apprenticeship will involve college attendance and off the job training.
  • You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
  • You need to have an employer to support your Apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
  • The typical length of this Apprenticeship course is 36 months.
  • This course is accepting entries until December 2022.

Contact our Apprenticeship Team to find out when our next course start date is.

If you already have an employer for your Apprenticeship, or would like more information on how to find an Apprenticeship, please click Apply Now.

If you are an Employer who is looking to recruit an Apprentice or already have someone you would like to enrol onto the Apprenticeship course, please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01603 773365 or email Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk to discuss next steps.

Why Our College?

Get paid to train

Apprenticeships provide fantastic career opportunities and allow you to get a qualification and earn money at the same time

Designed for opportunity

94% of apprentices stay in work after finishing an apprenticeship, and 47% have received a promotion

Hands on learning

We work closely with employers to deliver training both on and off the job. In most cases, you’ll come into college one day a week, as well as getting planned training and development with a mentor in the workplace

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 4 / C in English and Maths GCSE
  • In order to enrol onto an apprenticeship, you need to be employed in a relevant job role and undertake a range of tasks which would enable you to complete the qualification.

Learning Outcomes

The Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Standard is made up of:

  • Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigerant Handling
  • Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
  • Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
  • Level 2 Award in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Operation and Maintenance
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths

Objective

The competency to achieve the following in the workplace:

  • Carry out the foundation tasks common to all procedures e.g. removing and replacing bolts, screws and clips, replacing seals, extracting damaged fasteners, cutting, drilling, filing, using fabrication skills etc.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and efficient workshop and adhere to the dealership/garage’s business processes (e.g. environmental awareness, servicing a vehicle, record keeping, customer contact) and standard workshop operations.
  • Access specific information e.g. vehicle repair information, wiring diagrams, maintenance tables, technical production information and apply appropriately.
  • Use diagnostic, mechanical and electrical measuring equipment.
  • Inspect and prepare a vehicle to the required quality standard for handover to the customer e.g. following a service, complex repair, pre-delivery inspection etc.
  • Service and maintain a vehicle without supervision.
  • Remove repair/replace components in line with manufacturer’s standards.
  • Investigate symptoms of vehicle fault(s) and identify the likely underlying causes.
  • Apply advanced diagnostic principles and logical problem-solving techniques, supported by diagnostic tools and testing regimes, to establish electrical, mechanical and electronic faults.
  • Use current flow diagrams and electrical test equipment to carry out standard diagnostic and repair procedures.

Assessment

Training and assessments are delivered in the workplace and in college. Apprentices will be required to attend college-based sessions as part of their training, whilst also completing off-the-job training in the workplace. You will also complete assessments and observations in the workplace.

You will need to complete Level 2 Maths and English before End Point Assessment.

At the end of the Apprenticeship you will complete an End Point Assessment which will comprise of:

  1. Log book
    The assessment organisation will review the final year of the apprentice’s logbook in order to assess the progress the individual has made over time, particularly with regard to the way the development of their soft skills and behaviours have progressed.

  2. Behaviour Assessment
    They will conduct an independent behaviour assessment, taking input from the apprentice’s immediate work circle. This will be the final peer review, completing a sequence that started at the point the apprentice joined the programme. It will provide evidence of the quality of the individual’s soft skills and the degree to which their behaviours meet the requirements of the workplace.

  3. Knowledge Test
    There will be an in-depth, online test that will use a range of question types to explore both the knowledge and understanding of the apprentice. The question types will be designed to test the ability of the apprentice to apply their knowledge to real-world problems.

  4. Skills Test
    The fourth element is a two-day practical examination of the skills of the apprentice and their understanding of the underpinning theory. There will be approximately ten exercises that will provide an effective test of the range of skills required by a technician. They will be timed and carried out in an environment that simulates the workplace to ensure they provide an insight into the individual’s competence.

Progression

Progression onto a Higher Apprenticeship or a higher level of study or employment.

Career Progression

Career or academic progression may include continuation, development or promotion at work or within this sector and progression into higher education.

Fees

September 2022, Apprenticeship, 4+ years

Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, and the size of the company
 
For employer’s with less than 50 employees who do not pay the apprenticeship levy and who take on an apprentice who is aged between 16-18 at the start of their apprenticeship, there will be no direct cost and the full training costs will be covered by Government funding. If the apprentice is aged 19+ the government partially subsides the training costs and the employer will need to pay 5% of the costs. In the case of this course, the fee would be £750.
 
For an employer with more than 50 employees a 5% charge will be implemented regardless of the age of the apprentice which in this case would be £750.
 
A levy paying company will pay the full cost of the apprenticeship from their levy account which in this case would amount to £15,000.
 
Please note that course fees are to be paid by the employer and apprentices cannot be asked to make a financial contribution toward their training.
 
To discuss apprenticeship course fees in more detail or for more information on recruiting an apprentice, please contact 01603 773365 or apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk.

September 2023, Apprenticeship, 3 years

Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, and the size of the company
 
For employer’s with less than 50 employees who do not pay the apprenticeship levy and who take on an apprentice who is aged between 16-18 at the start of their apprenticeship, there will be no direct cost and the full training costs will be covered by Government funding. If the apprentice is aged 19+ the government partially subsides the training costs and the employer will need to pay 5% of the costs. In the case of this course, the fee would be £750.
 
For an employer with more than 50 employees a 5% charge will be implemented regardless of the age of the apprentice which in this case would be £750.
 
A levy paying company will pay the full cost of the apprenticeship from their levy account which in this case would amount to £15,000.
 
Please note that course fees are to be paid by the employer and apprentices cannot be asked to make a financial contribution toward their training.
 
To discuss apprenticeship course fees in more detail or for more information on recruiting an apprentice, please contact 01603 773365 or apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk.

Why Our College?

Get paid to train

Apprenticeships provide fantastic career opportunities and allow you to get a qualification and earn money at the same time

Designed for opportunity

94% of apprentices stay in work after finishing an apprenticeship, and 47% have received a promotion

Hands on learning

We work closely with employers to deliver training both on and off the job. In most cases, you’ll come into college one day a week, as well as getting planned training and development with a mentor in the workplace