Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Advanced Apprenticeship
Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
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Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive Level 3 Technology Centre up to 2 years

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:

  • Contribute to good housekeeping
  • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Maintain positive working relationships
  • Carry out routine vehicle maintenance
  • Diagnose complex system faults
  • Inspect vehicles
  • Rectify complex system faults

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?

  • A large modern fully equipped workshop
  • A state of the art automotive diagnostic laboratory with test simulators and rigs
  • A dedicated IT laboratory with internet access
  • Four specific automotive training classrooms
  • Meeting and function rooms
  • Attached restaurant

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?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. Please contact a Training and Recruitment Advisor on 01392 400800 for more information.


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