Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Level 3

The Basics

Sector: Automotive
Qualification: Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)
Qualification Type: Apprenticeship Standard
Course Type: Full-time
Duration: 24 – 36 months
Type of Assessment: Ongoing and End-Point Assessment

What you will Learn

> Routine servicing and inspection procedures
> Steering and suspension geometries; electrical circuit requirements and calculations
> Common fault types, causes and effects of different types of faults
> Develop positive working relationships and communicate effectively
> The procedures for the maintenance of tools and the workshop
> Vehicle emissions and legal requirements
> Alternative fuels, hybrid and electric systems

Overview

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 will work on all the systems found within the vehicle. The day-to-day work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The tasks faced are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required for this role however it is preferential that you have either completed the Level 2 Autocare Technican or a similar qualification prior to starting this apprenticeship.

Roles Available in this Sector

> Motor Vehicle Technician
> MOT Tester
> Motor Mechanic
> Vehicle Body Repairer
> Garage Owner

Progression

> Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor Apprenticeship

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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.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

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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