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This Autocare Technician Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised apprenticeship, which provides you with the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience whilst building your knowledge within the College environment.
Employers within the Automotive Retail industry have designed the new approved Apprenticeship Standard for technicians who service and repair light vehicles.
This apprenticeships is suitable if you service and repair light vehicles and work in either a dealership that focuses on a manufacturer, or an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles.
The Autocare Technician Apprenticeships is delivered by both theory and practical workshops, covering the following subjects:
Individual Learning Plans: You will have a personal tutor to help you plan your learning journey on an individual basis. This gives you the opportunity to discuss concerns with tutor and set individual educational targets to maximise potential and achievement.
In addition to your course, you may also study either Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths, dependent on your current GCSE grade.
The entry qualifications for the Autocare Technician Apprenticeship are three GCSEs at grades 2 or above (Old GCSE grade E or above) including Maths and English (or equivalent).
You will also need relevant industry employment.
The Autocare Technician Apprenticeship will take you 30 months to complete. You will study at College for one day a week, and four days with your employer.
You will be expected to have a minimum attendance rate of 95%.
As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).
For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248
All Apprentices will receive a minimum wage of £3.90 per hour within their first year of training from their employer, although they can, and often do, pay more.
In the second and subsequent years of an Apprenticeship programme, the following applies:
Under 18s – the required national minimum wage of £4.35 per hour.
18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £6.15 per hour.
21-24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.70 per hour.
25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £8.21 per hour.
If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248
Successful completion of each unit is achieved by passing online exams or practical assessments.
These assessments are designed to review your behaviour, knowledge and skills against set gateway criteria.
In addition, you are also required to maintain an E-Log book evidencing progress over the duration of the apprenticeship.
Additional costs include educational materials (pens, folders, text books etc.) and financial contribution towards the cost of educational visits
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