If you have a keen interest in how things work then this Apprenticeship will develop your practical skills in all areas of motor vehicles. Throughout the Apprenticeship you'll learn to carry out a range of repair work including replacing tyres and brakes, removing and replacing engines, assessing vehicle problems and identifying solutions. You'll learn how vehicle parts work through practical and computer-based programmes, get to understand workplace health and safety issues and how to deal with customers.
This Apprenticeship is ideal for those starting a career in the motor vehicle environment, or those wanting to build on experience they already have. As an apprentice, you work closely with professionals who give you the support you need to be able to develop and progress your career.
Apprenticeship qualifications Qualifications vary depending on which pathway you choose. YMCA Training provides several different pathways for Motor Vehicle Apprenticeships including Vehicle Fitting, Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Heavy Vehicle) and Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle).
Entry requirements You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week in a motor vehicle role and YMCA Training may be able to help you find an employer you can complete your Apprenticeship with. You cannot have a qualification at Level 4 or above to apply for this course, you need to be living in England and can not be taking part in full-time education.
Learning methods Your qualifications will be delivered within the workplace and in some locations you may be required to attend sessions within our centres. You will need to do on and off the job training which will be discussed with you and your employer when you begin your Apprenticeship.
Assessment methods Qualification assessments are carried out using a variety of methods such as observing you in your workplace, taped interviews, personal statements and witness testimonies. You will also need to build a portfolio of evidence.
Progression opportunities Intermediate apprentices, with the correct support and opportunities in the workplace, can progress onto a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle in various pathways. Advanced Apprentices can go on to complete a variety of industry-recognised qualifications including Level 4 Higher Apprenticeships depending on their chosen pathway and career path.
Career possibilities Job roles within the motor vehicle sector include Fast Fit technician, Motor Vehicle Fitter, Supervisor, Vehicle Service Technician or Vehicle Diagnostic Technician.