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Motor Vehicle Facilities at Andover College

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle) – Level 3 Apprenticeship

Qualification

Level 3

Type of study

Apprenticeships

Interview?

Yes

Duration

36 months

A motor vehicle service and maintenance technician services and repairs light vehicles such as cars and vans and works either in dealerships which focus on a particular manufacturer, or in an independent garage which deals with many different makes of vehicles.

Five GCSEs at 9–3/A*–D (Including English Language and a minimum Level 5 in Maths).
Be able to demonstrate an interest in the way vehicles operate; general analytical and mechanical skills, a capacity for mechanical reasoning and the potential to research, analyse and solve problems

 

The technician must be able to work independently but also operate as an effective team member and have good customer handling skills. They will understand how their workshop and the dealership/garage functions from a commercial perspective and identify ways in which they can work more efficiently.

Technicians working in large dealerships work with other departments, for example carrying out work for the Sales Department and ordering parts from the Parts Department, whereas apprentices in smaller independent garages may be called upon to carry out some of the function of the other departments themselves, for example managing their own delivery of parts.

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.

You will attend College on a day-release basis during term-time for the duration of your programme with us, to gain knowledge and develop some practical skills.

 

Apprentices must meet the knowledge, skills, and behaviours as defined within the standard. All apprentices must take an independent assessment at the end of their training to assess their ability and competence in their job role.

 

This standard has been designed to be recognised by relevant Professional Engineering Institutions and successful apprentices can apply for the appropriate level of professional registration (EngTech).

 

We have a new state-of-the-art, fully equipped motor vehicle workshop complete with a comprehensive range of vehicles, tools and equipment as well as an excellent welding and fabrication facility.