Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair - Light Vehicle

Course Overview

An Advanced Apprenticeship is a level 3 work-based training programme. It provides the learner with practical skills through on-the-job training combined with theoretical knowledge through off-the-job learning.

The Advanced Apprenticeship Framework comprises the following qualifications and needs the Apprentice to be employed in a suitable workplace:

• IMIAL Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Competence
• IMIAL Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles
• Functional Skills at Level 2 in English, Mathematics and ICT (if required)
• Employee Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

The Advanced Apprenticeship is suitable for those learners wishing to become a fully qualified diagnostic technician. Individuals wishing to undertake an advanced apprenticeship will need to have strong communication and excellent diagnosis and problem-solving skills, they must have a strong work ethic and excellent technical aptitude.

Diagnostic technicians typically work between 38-48 hours per week which will typically involve some week-end hours.
Please contact Trafford First on 0161 886 7461 or email Start date: Various

Course Requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C to include English Language , Mathematics and a Science

Course Progression

Progression once fully qualified includes specialist courses such as Level 4 Maintenance & repair, Electrical & Hybrid Vehicles and Automotive Management.

Course Assessment

The Competence element (VCQ) is entirely delivered and assessed in the workplace and uses observation, work product and professional discussion. An e-portfolio is the means of providing supporting evidence of competence across a range of units related to the work activities. The Knowledge element (VRQ) is provided at Trafford College on a day release basis over 1 year where the Apprentice covers topics such as Fault finding and rectification of Engine, Electrical and Chassis system faults. It is assessed throughout the year by tests, practical activities and written assignments.

Course Finance

The course fees for academic year 19/20 are £0.00

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