Automotive

Automotive Apprenticeships with IPS can help you gain skills working with either heavy or light vehicles, for learners pursuing careers such as motor technicians…

Automotive

Automotive Apprenticeships with IPS can help you gain skills working with either heavy or light vehicles, for learners pursuing careers such as motor technicians…

Our Automotive Apprenticeship Standards are suitable for anyone looking to develop a career in the motor industry, involving the repair and maintenance of  light vehicles. With over 32 million vehicles registered on UK roads, there is always a strong need for motor vehicle technicians to help keep them roadworthy.

Our learners are able to learn a wide range of skills relevant to motor skills:

  • Maintenance and repair of light vehicles
  • Inspection, repair and replacement of vehicle tyres
  • Gain knowledge of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices
  • Wheel alignment, clutches, exhausts, vehicle batteries and much more

Our Autmotive Apprenticeship Standards could have you working in a variety of different roles; you may be working for a particular vehicle manufacturer, an independent garage, a company with its own vehicle fleet or perhaps a racing team.

 

We offer the following Automotive qualifications:

Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician

A Heavy Vehicle (HV) Technician services, inspects and repairs HV’s and associated trailers, with associated ancillaries, working in either a dealership that focuses on a particular manufacturer, or an independent garage, franchise or large fleet operator dealing with many makes of vehicles. The nature of work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. Day-to-day tasks faced by a technician are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of complex technologies and diagnostic techniques. Today’s technician have to demonstrate expertise in the technical side of their role, they must have strong problem-solving skills and a good grasp of theoretical and practical aspects of vehicles systems and associated ancillaries.

This qualification is suited to the following roles:

The Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard for Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician is aimed at learners who would like to become Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technicians.

Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle)

A Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician services and repairs light vehicles must be able to work independently but also operate as an effective team member and have good customer handling skills. They will understand how their workshop and the dealership/garage functions from a commercial perspective and identify ways in which they can work more efficiently. Technicians working in large dealerships work with other departments, for example carrying out work for the Sales Department and ordering parts from the Parts Department, whereas Apprentices in smaller independent garages may be called upon to carry out some of the function of the other departments themselves, for example managing their own delivery of parts.The Technician will work on all the systems found within the vehicle. The day-to-day work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The tasks faced are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques.

This qualification is suited to the following roles:

The Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard for Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) is aimed at learners who would like to become Light Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technicians

Autocare Technician

An Auto-care Technician carries out a range of services and repairs to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles and 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.

This qualification is suited to the following roles:

  • Autocare Technician,
  • Fast Fit Technician 
  • Service Technician

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are commonly needed for success in range of activities, whether in education, training, work or life in general.

The two primary functional skills units are:

  • English
  • Mathematics

These units will require an external assessment test and must be successfully completed along with the Diploma.

Requirements

Previous experience and qualifications in Motor Vehicles is not required however.

Applicants will be invited for an aptitude test which will assess the following:

  • Verbal Understanding
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Mechanical Concepts
  • Fault Diagnosis

Those who complete their Apprenticeships can look to pursue further work in the industry as Motor Vehicle Technicians, developing their skills and expertise further. From here, there are many options to further develop their careers within the motor industry.

 

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