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Apprenticeship

Autocare Technician Apprenticeship Level 2

Subject Area
Engineering
Start Date
Variable
Study Mode
Full-time
Duration
48 Months + End-Point Assessment
Level
Level 2

This apprenticeship is ideal for prospective apprentices who would like a career in the motor vehicle industry. This could be with a main dealer, independent garage or a specialist garage who work on specialist types of vehicle i.e. racing teams and classic cars. Within North Yorkshire and nationwide, employers are looking for motivated, skilled and fully qualified Motor Technicians to enhance and grow their businesses.

Entry requirements

You must be employed in a relevant area for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Candidates should have 4 GCSE’s at grade 3 or above, ideally including Maths and English. Any candidate without Maths and English grade 4 will be required to attend Functional Skills classes.

What will I study?

Apprentices would typically be based at a garage location; however this can vary from garage to garage depending on the business. As an apprentice you will develop an understanding of health and safety within the workplace. You will learn to work to strict deadlines and work closely with others within a team. As you develop your repair knowledge you will increase your skills and performance and become a valuable team member.

An Autocare Technician carries out a range of services and repairs to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles, working in an ‘Autocare’ or ‘Fast-Fit’ Centre. An Autocare Technician requires a unique combination of technical, retail and customer service skills. They will use a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify and repair simple system faults.

Method of delivery

Apprentices attend College on day release for the duration of the two years and train/work with the employer for the remainder of the week. At College they will attain the knowledge required to complete the apprenticeship and the work-based assessor will visit the workplace to carry out reviews and practical observations in conjunction with the employer training.

How will I be assessed?

You must be competent and have covered all the criteria to be deemed ready for End-Point Assessment (EPA), and achieve passes in all relevant Functional Skills qualifications. The EPA components include:

  • Knowledge test
  • Practical observation
  • Professional review (supported by portfolio)

Additional costs

There are no specific College programme related costs, however you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process.

Qualifications received

  • Autocare Technician Apprenticeship Level 2
  • Diploma Fast Fit Level 2
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 1
  • English Functional Skills Level 1

Good course combinations

This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician. To find out more about how to become an apprentice or how to recruit an apprentice into your business, please contact York Business Partnership Team:

Tel: 01904 770368
Email: businesspartnerships@yorkcollege.ac.uk

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