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Apprenticeship Standard - Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance (light vehicle) Technician

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Course Description

Job roles include: Vehicle Technician, Vehicle and Maintenance Technician and Junior Mechanic.

A motor vehicle technician services and repairs light vehicles such as cars and vans and works either in dealerships that focus on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage that deals with many different types of vehicles. They work on all the systems found within the vehicle.

The technician will work on all the systems found within the vehicle. The day-to-day work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The tasks faced are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques.

Qualifications

Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle).

  • F-Gas Certificate

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications.

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on English and maths will take place prior to commencement of the apprenticeship (Unless already achieved A-C, 4-9 GCSE or equivalent English & maths).

Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Details

THE MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND DEVELOP A RANGE OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS INCLUDING:


Understands the structure of the industry and how the business works from an operational perspective, business targets, the systems and processes that make up the efficient running of a business

Knows the common fault types, causes and effects of different types of faults

Understands the construction and operation of advanced electrical, braking and suspension systems, engine and transmission systems and engine and gear calculations

Will demonstrate due regard for own safety and that of others in the workshop and minimise risk of injury and vehicle damage

Can follow recognised repair procedures to complete a wide range of repairs including those which involve complex procedures, or in depth knowledge

Use ICT to create emails, word-process documents and carry out web based searches#

Deliver excellent results and achieve challenging goals.

Contribute to problem solving discussions and enjoy finding solutions to own and other people’s problems.

Suggest ways to make the business more efficient and contribute to its commercial growth.

Progression

On completion of this standard, apprentices can

progress into a wide range of employment opportunities or further

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