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Entry Requirements

An interest in the way vehicles operate

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Part time

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33 Months


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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.

What will I study?

  • Contribute to maintaining a healthy and safe workplace
  • Carry out stock procedures
  • Carry out vehicle safety inspections and routine maintenance
  • Make recommendations to customers based on the results of inspections,
  • Carry out replacement/repair and balancing of a range of light vehicle tyres
  • Carry out the replacement of components on a specific range of vehicle systems
  • Carry out 4-wheel Geometry operations
  • Use a range of specialist tools & equipment, mechanical & electrical measuring tools
  • Identify & procure correct parts to meet specific customer requirements
  • Access vehicle technical data to inform inspections
  • Use specific company IT systems within the workplace

Entry Requirements

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.

How will I be assessed?

End-Point Assessment (EPA)

  1. Knowledge Assessments
  2. Practical Observation
  3. Professional Review (supported by a portfolio of evidence)

Your Study Programme

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Rated "Good" by Ofsted

January 2022
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  • Lancaster University.
  • University of South Wales.
  • University of Central Lancashire.
  • Skills for Health Quality Mark
  • Advance HE.
  • University of the Arts London.
  • Disability Confident Employer.