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What this apprenticeship teaches you

The Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair apprenticeship provides prospective light vehicle technicians with the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out the role of an automotive technician.

In addition, it confirms to the employee that they have a range of flexible skills backed up by a nationally recognised vocational qualification.

Examples of units covered are:

  • Inspection of light vehicles
  • Diagnosing and rectifying chassis units and components
  • Diagnosing and rectifying vehicle engine and component faults
  • Materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the automotive environment
  • Ensuring your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Contributing to workplace good housekeeping

Why choose this apprenticeship

A motor vehicle technician services and repairs light vehicles and works either in dealerships that focus on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles.

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

Our Light 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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