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Apprenticeship

Autocare Technician Apprenticeship Level 2

Subject Area
Engineering
Start Date
Variable
Study Mode
Apprenticeship
Duration
Typical duration 24 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 role for a minimum of 30 hours per week. As a minimum, you should have 4 GCSE’s at grade 3 or above including English and maths. If you do not have grade 4 or above, you will be required to work towards Level 2 Functional Skills in these subjects.

What will I study?

This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as an Autocare Technician and will include the following:

  • Health and safety to contribute to maintaining a healthy and safe workplace to include Tyre legislation and technical information including EU Tyre labelling, Tyre Pressure Monitoring systems etc
  • Understand and can carry out vehicle safety inspections and routine maintenance in line with manufactures specifications or approved schedules, company procedures and complete approved documentation
  • Understand how to carry out the replacement of components on a specific range of vehicle systems including Steering & Suspension, Braking systems, Battery & Charging systems, exhaust systems and Air-Conditioning systems
  • Use a wide range of specialist tools & equipment, mechanical & electrical measuring tools and diagnostic equipment to support fault identification and repair
  • Understand the importance of dealing with and resolving low-level customer complaint and how to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers on a range of topics
  • Demonstrate and use specific company IT systems within the workplace, including Point-of-sale systems and hand-held devices
  • Use a wide range of specialist tools & equipment, mechanical & electrical measuring tools and diagnostic equipment to support fault identification and repair

You will also produce a portfolio of evidence demonstrating examples of your work throughout the apprenticeship which will form part of the professional discussion during the End-Point assessment

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?

If required, the Functional Skills are assessed through on-line tests.

The End-Point Assessment (EPA) will comprise of:

  • 2 Part Knowledge Assessment comprising of: Part A – 60 minutes containing 50 multiple choice questions Part B – 45 minutes containing 20 alternate format questions
  • Full-day practical observation - includes a range of 5 practical observation tasks
  • 60-minute professional discussion based on your portfolio of evidence

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

Good course combinations

It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

On completion of this you will be eligible to apply for IMI membership as a Registered Young Professional or if they wish as an Associate Member. You can also progress on to the Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician apprenticeship.

To find out more about how to become an apprentice or how to recruit an apprentice into your business, please contact York College Business Partnership Team:

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

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