This apprenticeship is ideal for those prospective apprentices who would like a career in the motor vehicle industry, be it with a main dealer, independent garages or with a specialist garages who work on specialist types of vehicle, i.e. racing teams and classic cars. Within North Yorkshire and country wide, employers are looking for motivated, skilled and fully qualified motor technicians to enhance and grow their businesses.
Apprentices would typically be based at the garage location, however this can vary from garage to garage depending on the business and some offsite work may be required. As an apprentice you will develop an understanding of Health & Safety with in the workplace and what is required of an apprentice working within a busy garage environment. You will learn to work to strict deadlines and work closely with others within a team. As you develop your repair knowledge you will increase your skills and performance and become a valuable team member. This is essential and will show an employer that you have gained the knowledge and experience to help them in their business and encourage them to invest in you and your career.
QualificationsVRQ/VCQ Level 2 intermediate Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Competence (Light Vehicle)
Functional skills level 1/2 in Maths
Functional skills level 1/2 in English
Functional skills level 1/2 in ICT
End Point Assessment Information
Achievement of the apprenticeship is dependent on the Apprentice passing knowledge unit exams at college, theory and practical.
The apprentice must be COMPETENT and cover all the criteria learnt at college within 6 Practical observations within the workplace by the Work Based Assessor (WBA).
Achieve passes in all Functional skills for their level qualification. (Apprentices are exempt from FS Maths and English if they have previously gained a Grade C/4 or higher at GCSE Maths & English).
Method(s) of delivery
Apprentices attend college on day release for the duration of the 2 years and work for the employer for the remainder of the week. At college they will attain the knowledge required to complete the apprenticeship and the WBA will visit the workplace to carry out reviews and practical observations.
Before starting the apprenticeship you must be employed by someone in the relevant area you want to work in and be employed for a minimum of 30 hours. Ideally candidates should have 3 GCSE’s at Grade C/4 or higher which should include Maths and English.
VCQ Level 3 or into full time employment.
York College, graded Outstanding by OFSTED, is ideally placed to support both Apprentices and businesses to successfully engage with and benefit from Apprenticeships.