This apprenticeship develops skills in carrying out a range of services and repairs to cars and light goods vehicles.
Typical roles are Service Technician, Automotive Technician.
It includes the development of skills in:
- carrying out routine diagnostics and maintenance
- health and safety
- removing and repairing engine, chassis and auxiliary electrical units and components
- using a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment.
Apprentices are required to have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3 / D or above including English and Mathematics or NVQ 1 plus two Functional Skills at Level 1.
It is helpful for apprentices to have experience in their chosen field to allow them to meet the rigours of the programme but this is not essential.
Autocare Technician Level 2 Apprenticeship
Apprentices need to produce a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed by a qualified assessor. They will also take tests that cover the knowledge aspects of the programme. End Point Assessment consists of a Knowledge Test, Practical Observations and a Professioanal Review based on the portfolio of evidence.
Apprentices are required to meet target dates for completion of work set by their assessor throughout the programme; this requires some work to be completed in their own time.
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, with an employer who is willing to support them through the apprenticeship. For those not currently in suitable employment, Newbury College can provide a list of current apprenticeship vacancies.
Apprentices will have the opportunity to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance.
Fees and Additional Costs
Apprentices will spend time attending classes at the college, typically one day per week in term time.