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Qualification

Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) or Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (Light Vehicle). Most candidates start on the Intermediate Apprenticeship and progress to the Advanced Level, although the level may be determined by the role in the workplace and previous qualifications.

Entry requirements

To start the course you must be employed in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. 
Intermediate (Level 2) qualification - candidates should ideally have 3 GCSEs at grade D or above (or equivalent) including Maths and English (grade 3+).
Advanced (Level 3) qualification – candidates should ideally have 3 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including Maths and English (grade 4 or above).

Duration

Both apprenticeship levels take two years to complete.
Apprentices attend College one day per week, and work for their employer the rest of the time.

Why Vehicle Maintenance and Repair?

There is a demand across the country for skilled and qualified motor technicians, and employers increasingly need committed, well trained and enthusiastic workers.

By completing an Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair you will increase your skills, knowledge and performance and become a valuable team member. This will demonstrate to an employer that you have gained the right knowledge and experience to help them in their business and encourage them to invest in you and your career.


What will I study?

VCQ Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Competence (Light Vehicle)

Mandatory units (Work based & College based):
Health, Safety & Good Housekeeping
Supporting Job Roles 
Routine Light Vehicle Maintenance
Removing & Replacing Light Vehicle Engine Units and Components
Removing & Replacing Light Vehicle Electrical Units and Components
Removing & Replacing Light Vehicle Chassis Units and Components
Removing & Replacing Light Vehicle Transmission & Driveline Units and Components

Mandatory units (Additional College based):
Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices
Removing & Replacing Light Vehicle Engine Mechanical, Lubrication & Cooling System Units and Components
Light Vehicle Fuel, Ignition, Air & Exhaust System Units and Components

VCQ Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Competence (Light Vehicle)

Mandatory units (Work based & College based):
Diagnosing and Rectifying Light Vehicle Engine Faults
Diagnosing and Rectifying Light Vehicle Chassis System Faults
Diagnosing and Rectifying Light Vehicle Auxiliary Electrical Faults
Diagnosing and Rectifying Light Vehicle Transmission & Driveline Faults
Inspecting Light Vehicles using Prescribed Methods

Additional study

Functional Skills in Maths, English & ICT
Employee Rights & Responsibilities
Technical Certificate (underpinning knowledge)
Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)

How will I be assessed?

For the VCQ you will build up a portfolio, which is a collection of examples or evidence of your work that demonstrates your skills and ability, including photos, statements from your employer/mentor and examples of completed tasks. Assessment consists of practical tasks, observations and oral questioning.

The Technical Certificate is assessed using both practical and online tests.
The Functional Skills are assessed via online tests.
PLTS is a portfolio of evidence.

What could it lead to?

The Advanced Apprenticeship is an excellent route into Higher Education programmes including a variety of Foundation and Higher Degrees with the correct entry requirements. Other progression opportunities include the DVSA – MOT Inspector qualification and in-house professional training with your employer.

Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship Level 2 success rate is 10.3% above the National Average of 69.7%



York College, graded Outstanding by OFSTED, is ideally placed to support both Apprentices and businesses to successfully engage with and benefit from Apprenticeships.

To find out more about how to become an Apprentice or how to recruit an Apprentice into your business please contact York College Business Development Unit:

Tel: 01904 770368
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