The Automotive Retail Industry provides employment for over half a million people within England and is consequently a major contributor to the British economy. 55% of people who work within the automotive retail sector have roles within the area of vehicle maintenance and repair, this industry has an aging workforce therefore there is the need to develop new talent.
Typically an individual who is working towards an intermediate apprenticeship framework will be training to become a service technician, where they will be carrying out maintenance and inspections including servicing, repairing and replacing faulty parts and maintaining records.
It is anticipated that it will take 24 months to complete the full Apprenticeship framework qualification.
There are three potential pathways an Apprentice can study:
• Light Vehicle
• Heavy Vehicle
Apprenticeships are a tested way of training either a new or existing team member. An apprenticeship will provide on-the-job training which leads to an employee gaining a nationally recognised qualification which has been developed by the Sector Skills Council. The Apprenticeship framework will include the following elements;
• Competence Based Qualification – Level 2 Diploma (NVQ)
• Knowledge Based Qualification - Level 2 Diploma
• Mathematics – Level 1
• English – Level 1
• Information and Communication Technologies – Level 1
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities
An employee/apprentice must be over 16 years of age with no prior level 4 qualifications or above working a minimum of 30 contracted hours per week in an appropriate occupational role.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed againsts a set of nationally recognised standards which are set by the Awarding Body. The competence based element assessment will be via direct observation and work place supporting evidence. The knowledge based element may be assessed via a test, reflective review or assignment to confirm that you have achieved and understood the level of knowledge required. Whereas Functional Skills will be assessed via on-line tests.
What can I do next
Three months before completing this Apprenticeship framework a review will take place with yourself and your employer to discuss progression opportunties which may lead to a permanent employment contract, further study or indeed both.
Qualifications / Level
Employer Contribution - Funding and Co-funding available