Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle) - Apprenticeship
Course Code: WM00001
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This qualification is for anyone interested in starting or developing a career in the motor industry. This qualification will allow you to maintain and repair different types of vehicles (up to 3.5T), to include the remove and refit of vehicle parts, tyres and components. You will also develop the knowledge needed to become a successful light vehicle maintenance & repair technician too.
There are no mandatory entry requirements for this Apprenticeship framework. However, employers are looking to attract applicants who have a keen interest in the maintenance and repair of light vehicles. Applicants must demonstrate a “can do" attitude and have at least basic numeracy and literacy skills on which the Apprenticeship will build.
You will be invited to attend an interview with the related curriculum area to give advice and guidance about the job role and qualification. You will be required to undertake initial assessments in Maths and English.
To be an apprentice you need to be working a minimum of 30 hours per week in the related occupation of your chosen apprenticeship and be at least 16 years old. Our Skills Coaches and Careers team can support you with this and we often have a good selection of employers looking to recruit an apprentice.
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Teaching and Learning Methods
The Intermediate Apprenticeship is 24 months in duration, dependant on previous experience and achievement. The apprenticeship involves you working in a garage for 4 days per week and attending college for 1 day per week. The course is a mixture of work based evidence collection, online tests and written question and answer papers. All evidence is collected and stored on an -portfolio to allow you to work at your own pace. You will be assessed at College and in the workplace by your subject specialist tutor and Skills Coach.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of apprenticeships within the College are approved to train and support the students in the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.