Search for a course...
Automotive Engineering Apprenticeship
This highly practical route into the Motor Industry is ideally suited to people who prefer vocational training, however academic study is also required.
Duration: 2 years
Venues: Lincoln, Newark, Gainsborough
Course Code: Y03012
Course Code: Y03012
The Motor Vehicle and Transport industry requires skilled and competent technicians, so if you are considering a career as a Mechanic, Vehicle Fitter or a Vehicle Technician, becoming an Apprentice is a valuable step in the experience and qualifications to help you succeed in the industry. Apprenticeships develop an extensive range of practical skills that include working on engines, transmissions, braking, steering and suspension systems.
Plus, enhance problem solving and analytical skills involved with diagnostics, fault finding and identifying solutions.
Apprenticeships will also develop your understanding of:
- How vehicles are constructed and how individual components are put together to create modern vehicle systems
- Health and safety in the work place
- How to communicate and interact with other people
There are two levels of Apprenticeship. Intermediate (Level 2) will gain you a semi-qualified status. The Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship and will give you a fully qualified status.
An intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) can be completed in the following pathways:
- Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
- Large (Heavy) Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
- Fast Fit
- Large (Heavy) Vehicle Trailer
Body and Paint Operations (see separate leaflet)
Job roles of an Intermediate Apprentice in Automotive Engineering
- Vehicle Technician
- Motor Vehicle Fitter/Fast Fit Technician
Any of these roles could see you working in an independent garage, a particular manufacturer or dealership. You will need a work placement where you will complete the majority of your time and assessments. You will attend Lincoln College one day each week to complete theory and practical training.
Careers this Apprenticeship could lead to?
Semi-qualified Automotive Technician status
• Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
• Large (Heavy) Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
• Fast Fit
• Large (Heavy) Vehicle Trailer
Why not visit our blog to see what you could be studying towards and how you can be involved;
What will I learn?
Integral to the Level 2 qualification, and important to your progression within the trade are features that include:
- Functional skills that include English, Mathematics and Information Communication Technology (ICT)
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
- Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
- Recognised City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma to show your knowledge
- Recognised City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma to show your practical competence
These skills combine to enable you to keep up to date with modern vehicle technology as it is now and future developments.
- GCSE Grades A-E (Maths, English & Science)
- Employment or placement within the retail motor industry
Progress & Assessment
Continual assessment of an electronic portfolio completed throughout your Apprenticeship. Written statements of tasks, task observations and multi-choice computer based examinations of underpinning knowledge. Functional Skills are assessed through course work and examinations.
Fees for the 2013/14 academic year are currently under review. Figures given below are indicative only and subject to change. Fees will be posted here as soon as they become available.
There will be no cost to you as an Apprentice. However, for Apprentices over 19 there will be a fee to your employer of approximately £400.
Paul Green, Instructor/Assessor
School of Construction & Engineering
For further details please contact the Information Office on 01522 876274