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.
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You will study engine diagnostic and rectification, vehicle chassis systems diagnosis and rectification, vehicle auxiliary systems diagnosis and rectification, and vehicle inspection procedures.
Maths and English (and sometimes IT) are key elements of apprenticeship programmes and if you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects you will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate levels.
Skills in Maths and English will support your apprenticeship programme, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C.This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.
Level 2 qualification in a related subject or completion of a Level 2 apprenticeship.
You will also need Level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications. If you do not have the relevant level of qualification, we can assess your current level of literacy and/or numeracy.
Further Study: Specialist training in the field. Possibility of progression to Level 4 or 5 courses.
Career Opportunities: Students who have completed level 3 can undertake further study or progress in to management. Past students have become VOSA approved MOT testers or gone onto become self-employed.