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Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)
Level 3

Apprenticeship:

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)

Qualification: Level 3

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. 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.

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.

Type of job roles the programme is for

  • Service and Maintenance Technician
  • Mechanic
  • Automotive Technician

Qualifications

  • F gas certificate
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in English

 

Progression opportunities

  • Progression to management

Core competencies

  • Legislative, regulatory and ethical requirements
  • Maintenance of tools and the workshop
  • Routine servicing and inspection procedures
  • Construction and operation of vehicle components and systems
  • Vehicle emissions and legal requirements
  • How to diagnose faults using suitable fault finding strategies

Apprenticeship:

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)

Qualification: Level 3

Duration: 36 months

  • New learners are assessed by a Skills Coach to ensure their suitability for the programme.
  • After this, they will complete an initial assessment and scoping to identify areas of improvement, and development goals for the apprenticeship.
  • An apprenticeship induction is then held for new learners, where they will be introduced to the schedule of study.

Modules

Ongoing Skills Development Coach Support

1 - Routine Services and Inspections

  • Classroom/Online: Day Release

2 - Simple Diagnosis and Repair

  • Classroom/Online: Day Release

3 - Intermediate Diagnosis and Repair

  • Classroom/Online: Day Release

4 - Complex Diagnosis and Repair

  • Classroom/Online: Day Release

5 - Complete Systems Understanding and Repair Major Components

  • Classroom/Online: Day Release

Apprenticeship:

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)

Qualification: Level 3

Duration: 36 months

There is a clear GC Education & Skills career pathway for the apprentice once they've completed the Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Level 3 course.