Advanced Apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
What will you be working towards?
This is a one year Motor Vehicle Advanced Apprenticeship programme for those young people aged 16+ who are working in the motor vehicle industry and have completed a Level 2 Light Vehicle Apprenticeship framework. This programme is fully funded for 16-18 years olds and partially funded for the 19+ age group.
Within a flexible framework, Apprenticeships combine formal vocational training (on-the-job training), appropriate vocational education known as the Technical Diploma (day release) and work-based skills development leading to a VCQ Level 3. Within this framework, optional units are chosen to meet the needs of the individual and the employer.
THE APPRENTICESHIP FRAMEWORK
The framework is made up of the following components. In order to be successful you must complete and achieve all elements.
Competence Qualification (VCQ) - Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence
(VCQ) - This is the on-the-job element of the course.
Technical Diploma (VRQ) - Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles (VRQ) - This is the day release element at College.
Functional Skills - Level 2 English and Maths and IT. Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) - formally assessed.
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills - This will be integrated into the vocational elements at College and developed in the workplace.
How will it be delivered?
The Apprentice has a formal Training Agreement managed by the College. The agreement lays down the commitment and responsibility of the employer and the college. The learner has an Individual Learning Plan which details all the specific units within the VCQ and all the other agreed qualifications, such as Functional Skills, Technical Diploma, ERR and any additional requirements to be achieved during the apprenticeship framework timescale. The learner will have a Programme Leader/Assessor who will be responsible for the training programme. The Programme Leader/Assessor will visit the learner in the workplace on a regular basis, and will assess the learner's progress and review overall progress set against agreed targets.
This course requires that you have already achieved the full Level 2 Apprenticeship framework. Advanced Apprentices will ideally have a minimum of 3 GCSEs including Maths, Science and English at grade 4 (C) and above. This level of programme will usually last approximately 12 months. This is only a guide as VCQs in general are not time bound.
Your next steps...
The Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Engineering scheme provides the best possible preparation for achieving skilled and or technician status within the industry. It may also lead to Higher Education or University, IMI Apprentices are encouraged to become Associates of the Institute.