Autocare Technician (Apprenticeship Level 3)

Introduction

An Auto-care Technician carries out a range of services and repairs to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles, working in an Auto-care or “Fast-Fit” Centre, which may be part of a national chain or operated by a regional/local independent group/owner. An Auto-care Technician requires a unique combination of technical, retail and customer service skills. They will use a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify & repair simple system faults.

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set their own selection criteria for applicants. It is however recommended that candidates can demonstrate an interest in the occupation as well as an ability to work in an organised and methodical way to identify and solve problems; also demonstrate an ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

Functional Skills

Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 1 English and Maths and taken the exams for level 2 prior to completion of their Apprenticeship. If Level 2 has already been achieved, then development of further English and maths skills will continue for the whole of the apprenticeship.

Duration

Typically it is expected that it will take 30 months for the apprentice to attain the required level of competence in the workplace although it may be sooner if an individual already has significant prior training and practical experience.

Progression

On completion and achievement of the Standard, progression routes will be provided and discussed with the individual to enable them to make informed choices about their continuous professional development.

Funding

Levy paying employers may fund apprentices on this programme from their Apprenticeship Account and non-levy paying SMEs through the co-funded option. There may be a small fee for some SME’s.

End Assessment

The end point assessment is formed of three assessment components - managed by an approved EPAOs.

  • Knowledge Test
  • Practical Observations
  • Professional Review (supported by portfolio).

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