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Apprenticeship Standard ST0499 - Level 2 Autocare Technician

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Apprenticeship Standard ST0499 - Level 2 Autocare TechnicianAvailable for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Castleford Campus
Level Level 2
Start Date September
Duration 24-30 Months
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Apprenticeship
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Programme Design and Overview

An Auto-care Technician carries out a range of services and repairs to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles, working in an Auto-care or “Fast-Fit” Centre, which may be part of a national chain or operated by a regional/local independent group/owner. An Auto-care Technician requires a unique combination of technical, retail and customer service skills. They will use a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify & repair simple system faults.

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What you will Study
  • Tyre legislation and technical information including EU Tyre labelling, Tyre Pressure Monitoring systems, sidewall markings, homologated fitments relating to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles
  • Fundamentals of specific vehicle systems including steering & suspension, braking systems, battery & charging systems, exhaust systems and Air-Conditioning systems
  • Vehicle 4-wheel geometry principles
  • Basic consumer legislation relevant to the occupation
  • Appropriate Health & Safety legislation and requirements for the workplace
  • Hybrid/Electric Vehicle system and safe working procedures
  • Data protection requirements to protect customer and payment information
  • General sales principles including, identifying customer & vehicle needs, presenting solutions, closing the sale and dealing with buying resistance
  • How the business works and how you contribute to the overall results, demonstrating commercial awareness
  • How to carry out vehicle safety inspections and routine maintenance using manufacturers specifications or approved schedules, using vehicle specific data and meeting legal requirements
  • The importance of following work place procedures and the consequences of not doing so
How you will Learn

This course is 50% classroom study and 50% practical work. You’ll learn by attending practical and theoretical sessions in our classrooms and state-of-the-art motor vehicle workshops.

  • This may alter depending upon learner requirements.
Course Structure Classroom based work: 50%; Practical work: 50%
Nature of Assessments on the Programme

Assessments will be carried out throughout the course.

You’ll be assessed through practical tasks conducted in our mechanical workshops and externally set and externally marked, online theory assessments during and end point assessment process.

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set their own selection criteria for applicants. It is however recommended that candidates can demonstrate an interest in the occupation as well as an ability to work in an organised and methodical way to identify and solve problems; also demonstrate an ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 prior to taking their apprenticeship end-point assessment.  For those with an education, health and care plan or legacy statement, the English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.

Attendance Expectations One day per week
Fee Information

There are no costs to students aged between 16 and 18.

The cost for students aged 19 and over, please contact the Work Based Learning Unit for further details on 01924 789469.

Financial Support Information For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304
Further Study Candidates are eligible to progress onto a level 3 light or heavy vehicle technician standard
Career Opportunities This course will help you to progress within the automotive sector.
How to Apply

Please complete an apprenticeship application form.

If you require an application form please contact Course Information on 01924 789111 or The Apprenticeship Team on 01924 789469.

For Further Details

Please contact Andy Kitchen or Gareth Mitchell on 01924 789464.

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Course Groups (W) Work-based Learning
Subject Area (W) Automotive Studies
Client Group (W) 16-18
Client Group (W) 19+
Client Group (W) Apprenticeships
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Information last amended: 23 June 2022 14:50

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