Published: May 21, 2018
The training for our full-time Automotive programme will take place in our premises in Plympton.
As part of the programme you will have the opportunities to build upon your existing hand skills, gain a broader understanding of the automotive industry and receive one-to-one support from our qualified Automotive trainers.
You will also have the opportunity to complete work experience with a local automotive industry to help you decide whether you would like to pursue your career in vehicle maintenance, repair or bodywork.
As part of your qualification you will also receive:
After having completed our Automotive full-time programme, you will be perfectly positioned to move onto an apprenticeship to develop your skills and understanding and pursue your career in this interesting industry.
There are no formal requirements for this programme, just an interest in the motor vehicle industry and a willingness to learn.
This full-time Level 2 course in Automotive will give you:
The Skills Group Automotive course also includes:
Vehicle Technician Apprentice
Paint Sprayer Apprentice
Autocare Technician Apprentice
I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.
I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!
I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!
Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up
The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.
I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!