Apprentices learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time.
You will do work-based training with an employer. You are paid a wage. The apprenticeship will involve working towards a Vocational Qualification (QCF), Functional Skills and a knowledge based qualification.
Apprentices will attend college one day a week with the rest of the time spent in employment.
The Vehicle Maintenance and Repair suite of qualifications includes the following common tasks in each career route: removing components; assessing components for wear and serviceability; replacing components and testing after repair.
All career routes require a high level of practical skill and a degree or problem-solving ability, especially Auto Electrical. To achieve the skill level and knowledge required in this area you will probably attend college on either a day or block-release basis over the apprenticeship period, which might be expected to last two years.
Minimum of 2 years
Qualifications required as part of the Apprenticeship Framework
Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence: Light Vehicle or HGV Level 2 or 3
Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles: Light Vehicle or HGV Level 2 or 3
Functional Skills in Maths, English at ICT at Level 1 or 2
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
You will discuss your individual needs with your employer and college representative.
You will be expected to achieve a minimum of GCSE Grade D in English, Maths and a Science-based subject.