Carrying out a range of services and repairs to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles.
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.
- While there are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship, you may be required to do an Initial Assessment to ascertain your suitability for the course.
If you do not hold a qualification in Maths & English at Level 1, you will be required to pass Functional Skills in these subjects and work towards Level 2 prior to the completion of the apprenticeship.
- No other specific qualifications are required as full training will be given
- Employment in the industry
What you will study
- Fundamentals of specific vehicle systems including steering & suspension, braking systems, battery & charging systems, exhaust systems and Air-Conditioning systems
- Hybrid/Electric Vehicle system and safe working procedures
- How to carry out vehicle safety inspections and routine maintenance using manufacturers’ specifications or approved schedules, using vehicle-specific data and meeting legal requirements
- Appropriate Health & Safety legislation and requirements for the workplace
- Carry out vehicle safety inspections and routine maintenance in line with manufactures specifications or approved schedules, company procedures and complete approved documentation
- Carry out replacement/repair and balancing of a range of light vehicle tyres, including ultra-low profile, directional, asymmetric and run-flat tyres fitted to a range of wheel sizes and types
- Use a range of specialist tools & equipment, mechanical & electrical measuring tools and diagnostic equipment to support fault identification and repair
- Act in a manner that promotes the professional image of the automotive sector
- Behave in accordance with company values, industry codes of conduct and demonstrate respect for customers and colleagues
- Work as an effective team member taking responsibility for their own actions
- Commit to learning to improve your own performance and that of the business
How you will study...
- Monthly workplace visits from a Learning Development Advisor
- College attendance 1 day per week during term time
- 6 hrs per week ‘off the job training’ tracked
- Portfolio building – work based evidence