This hands-on apprenticeship will prepare you for a career as a mechanic in the motor vehicle industry.
You will combine studying with practical learning on-the-job and will attend college on a day-release basis while employed and working as an apprentice mechanic.
You will gain evidence from your place of work, which will contribute towards the achievement of your apprenticeship.
The new Apprenticeship Standards have been designed by employer groups to be rigorous and respond to employers’ needs.
This apprenticeship aims to provide learners with the essential knowledge and skills required to start their journey in motor vehicle repair. You will progress to carrying out routine services and inspections, as well as diagnosing and repairing complex systems on the vehicle.
By completion of the apprenticeship, you will be capable of stripping and rebuilding major components, and will acquire the soft skills and behaviours required to operate with colleagues and customers.
The main aims include:
- To develop deep technical and diagnostic competence in response to the increasing complexity of vehicle technologies
- To develop sophisticated customer service behaviours
- To help the apprentice to have the motivation and ability to contribute to the commercial success of their company.
You will study the following units:
- Soft Skills and Behaviours
- Electrical Systems
- Lighting and Auxiliary Systems
- Wheels and Tyres Construction
- Disc Brakes Constructions
- Engine Types and Configurations
- Exhaust Systems
- Engine Cooling Systems
- Transmission Drivelines
- Suspension Layout and Components
- Diagnostic Skills.
You will work for a minimum of 30 hours per week, plus take part in training for approximately 1 day. The exact working and training hours will be dependent upon the needs of the employer.
Ideally, you should hold a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Motor Vehicle qualification.
You could progress to HNC Mechanical Engineering at New College Durham.