Study Type
Full Time
Study Level
Level 3
Start Date:
On demand
Duration
The length of your apprenticeship may depend on prior knowledge and skills. After clicking to register your interest, the college apprenticeship team will provide you with further information on how to access this route. Please note, this is not a guaranteed application and place on the course.

Course Sheets

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but each employer might state their own requirements.

Who the course is for

Overview of Role:  

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. Technicians working in large dealerships work with other departments, for example carrying out work for the Sales Department and ordering parts from the Parts Department, whereas apprentices in smaller independent garages may be called upon to carry out some of the function of the other departments themselves, for example managing their own delivery of parts. 

For more information on the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to fulfil this role, please see: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/motor-vehicle-service-and-maintenance-technician-light-vehicle/

Entry Requirements:  

There are no formal entry requirements but each employer might state their own requirements. 

Duration:  

The apprenticeship will typically take 3 years to complete. 

What the interview will involve

If you have an employer that is willing to take you on as an apprentice, please provide us with those details so we can contact them.

If you don’t have an employer, all of our current vacancies are available to see and apply for on The College website and on Isle of Wight Jobs. In the meantime, someone from the apprenticeship team will contact you with information on the next steps.

What you will learn

Delivery:  

Apprentices will complete work-based learning and will be paid a wage, gaining valuable knowledge and experience. In-house training will be provided by the employer with an Assessor visiting and supporting in the work place. Further training will be provided at the Isle of Wight College, depending on the needs of the learner and the employer. This method of delivery allows for a flexible approach which is tailored to each apprenticeship.  

Qualification:  

Before the Standard is met, all apprentices must hold a certificate that meets the EU’s 2014 F-gas regulation. 

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. 

Assessment:  

The Apprenticeship will end with an End Point Assessment (EPA). This measures the skills, knowledge and behaviours each apprentice has developed. Employers will decide when the apprentice is ready to be assessed. 

The End Point Assessment consists of:  

  • Online knowledge test 
  • Synoptic skills test 
  • Synoptic professional discussion  

Career Progression:  

This standard has been designed to be recognised by relevant Professional Engineering Institutions and successful apprentices can apply for the appropriate level of professional registration (EngTech). 

Apprentices will typically go on to full time employment, possibly in a supervisory or managerial role.  

Fees

There may be a cost for purchasing equipment or uniform for this course. Find out about financial support available.

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