Autocare Technician Level 2

The Basics

Sector: Automotive
Qualification: Level 2 Autocare Technician
Qualification Type: Apprenticeship Standard
Course Type: Full-time
Duration: 24 to 30 months
Type of Assessment: Ongoing and End-Point Assessment

What you will Learn

> Inspection, repair and replacement of tyres
> Fundamentals of specific vehicle systems
> Ability to use four-wheel alignment technology
> Ability to use a range of materials and tools
> Hybrid/Electric vehicle systems
> Installation of batteries, clutches, suspensions dampers and brakes
> Carrying out vehicle safety inspections
> Identifying and agreeing on customer service needs
> General sales principles
> Workplace practise


As an Auto-Care Technician, you will carry out a range of services and repairs to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles.

An Auto-Care Technician requires a unique combination of technical, retail and customer service skills, which you will learn throughout your apprenticeship. You will use a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify & repair simple system faults.

Each week will consist of 4 days in the workplace and 1-day off-the-job training in college.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required for this role however it is preferential that you have either completed the Automotive full-time course or have some experience of working within this industry.

Roles Available in this Sector

> Motor Mechanic
> Auto-care Technician
> Motor Vehicle Technician
> Diagnostic Technician
> Service Manager
> Garage Owner


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Learner Life & Well-Being

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.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

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!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

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!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

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

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

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.

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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!

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