We'll give you the real-world skills and training to be able to be able to carry out service and repairs to vehicles at industry standard, making you ready for employment.
Learn in our state-of-the-art academy with some of the best facilities in the UK, to become a vehicle technician in all types of dealerships and maintenance depots and garages, diagnosing system faults and working on the latest models. This course is ideal for you if you're practical and like to get hands on working.
As part of your study programme you will also attend maths and English sessions, have the opportunity to improve your GCSE grades and gain a broad knowledge and understanding of job roles in the automotive industry and other skills associated with working in a garage.
What will I study?
You'll gain practical skills and knowledge in all aspects of motor vehicle, from brakes and suspension components to engines and fuel systems including:
- Carrying out routine vehicle maintenance
- Removing and replacing
- Engine units and components
- Electrical auxiliary units and components
- Chassis units and components.
In addition to the Level 2 Motor Vehicle Service and Repair qualification, you will also gain and knowledge of electric and hybrid vehicles and air conditioning, giving you the best possible start for a career in the automotive repair industry.
As part of your study programme you will be given the opportunity to take up a work experience placement in the automotive industry, working with local employers to further enhance your employability skills and knowledge.
The assessment of this study programme is made up of set practical tasks and projects which will be assessed and documented creating a portfolio of practical evidence, set online exams assessing your subject knowledge and written assignments/coursework.
This qualification forms the knowledge component or technical certificate of the Service and Repair Advanced Apprenticeship framework. Over 90% of our learners who complete their programme progress onto the next level qualification or secure apprenticeships working for one of our many employer partners such as large manufacturing companies like Nissan or reputable employers such as Go North East, Springfield, CF Recovery and Lookers.
What do Motor Vehicle Technicians do?
Motor Vehicle Technicians service and repair cars, vans and motorbikes, as well as heavy vehicles like coaches and lorries. They work on all areas of vehicle mechanics and electrics, from the engine and exhaust systems to the air-conditioning and security features.
As a technician, your duties would include:
- finding and identifying faults
- advising customers if repairs are needed and how critical they are
- providing time and cost estimates for jobs
- carrying out repairs and replacing damaged parts
- road testing the vehicle to check the repair work
- fitting and servicing accessories like radios and alarms
- carrying out routine servicing and checks.
As vehicles become more sophisticated, you could specialise in repairing the technology used to control vehicle systems.
As an experienced technician, you could carry out MOT tests or convert traditional engines to liquid petroleum gas (LPG). You might also have the opportunity for work such as customising vehicles in line with owners' instructions.