What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This Apprenticeship programme offers an in-depth, practical approach and a solid platform for anyone seeking technician status. As an Apprentice you will hold a full time job with a motor vehicle workshop and attend college one day per week for the two years of your course.
At college you will learn through lectures and workshops while you spend the remainder of your week at your workplace where you will put your new skills into practice. You will be assessed by your Training Officer and tutor in a variety of ways, including exams and practical assignments.
What topics will I study?
You will cover the following units:
You will also be able to choose a number of optional units. During your course you will also complete a Technical Certificate and Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) assignment.
What experiences will I get?
You will work on new DAF trucks in fantastic facilities.
What are the entry requirements?
You must have an interest and desire to learn and understand electrical systems and be prepared to participate in all college sessions. You will need to complete the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship before progressing to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.
What facilities are there?
To find out about travel options to the Technology Centre click here.
What can the course lead on to?
Once you have completed your Advanced Apprenticeship programme you should be looking to progress to a Level 4 training programme.
Are there any additional costs?
You will need safety boots, overalls and recommended text books.
What support can I get?
You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.
What will this training cost me?
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your Apprenticeship Training Programme, there is no charge to you or your employer as the college will claim the funding for the cost of your programme directly from the Government.
If you are aged 19 or over and studying a Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship, your employer will have to be willing to contribute as the Government will only fund part of the costs of your training - this is currently between £80 - £110 depending on the type of Apprenticeship you wish to complete.
CLICK HERE to view the Apprenticeship Journey booklet.
CLICK HERE to view the citation video of the Heavy Vehicle Apprentice of the Year at the Skills Awards 2014.