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?

A Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprentice inspects and repairs a range of heavy vehicles and trailers for dealerships, independent garages and franchise and large fleet operators. The nature of the work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. On completion of this apprenticeship you will have developed the skills needed to become a lead heavy vehicle and maintenance repair technician.

What topics will I study?

Topics include:

  • Diagnosing and problem solving techniques
  • The fundamentals of HV technologies, HV Chassis design, engine, fuels and transmissions
  • Requirements of providing roadside assistance
  • Carry out final quality checks before handover to the customer without supervision
  • Keep updated with emerging new technologies within the HV industry
  • Operate effectively as a team member taking ownership and responsibility when required and be honest and accountable in all activities

What experiences will I get?

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?

  • ​State-of-the-art facilities with multiple heavy vehicles to develop your maintenance and repair skills further.
  • £8.5 million world-class Technology Centre on the edge of Exeter City, which provides industry-led teaching spaces and workshops.

What can the course lead on to?

Some apprentices go into employment working within a range of organisations in the automotive industry

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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