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What this apprenticeship teaches you

A Heavy Vehicle (HV) technician services, inspects and repairs heavy vehicles, categorised by the Department of Transport as category N2 or N3, and associated trailers, with the associated ancillaries

They work in either a dealership that focuses on a particular manufacturer or for an independent garage, franchise or large fleet operator that deals with many different makes of vehicles. They work on all the systems found within the vehicle.

They work on all the systems found within the vehicle. The nature of the work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment.

Examples of units covered in this apprenticeship are:

  • Using tools and equipment in motor vehicle engineering
  • Inspecting commercial vehicles
  • Diagnosing and rectifying commercial vehicle engine and component faults
  • Diagnosing and rectifying motor vehicle

Why choose this apprenticeship

The Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair apprenticeship is great for employers, helping businesses build a stronger, more confident workforce equipped with greater skills.

Our Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair apprenticeship is designed for candidates who do not hold a formal qualification.

How the apprenticeship works

When studying a motor vehicle qualification, the apprentice will be assessed and reviewed regularly to ensure apprentices achieve the required skills to successfully complete their apprenticeships. Candidates are expected to complete their apprenticeships within 36 months.

The apprentice will be taught a range of underpinning knowledge, core and practical skills. This will also include functional skills in English and Maths before they take the final, end-point assessment.

How the assessment works

Apprentices are assessed through practical observations both in the workplace and at GTG Training. They'll also complete online tests and be expected to submit job card evidence. Apprentices also complete vocational training in the workplace and will attend GTG Training's purpose-built motor vehicle workshop on a block-release basis for underpinning knowledge and practical testing.

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