Autocare Technician, Apprenticeship
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 or local independent group or 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 and repair simple system faults.
How will I be assessed?
The end-point assessment is formed of three assessment components - knowledge test, practical observations, and a professional review (supported by portfolio).
What could I do after this course?
You could progress on to the Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (light vehicle) standard at Level 3.
Individual employers will set their own selection criteria for applicants. It is, however, recommended that you 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. You will also need to show that you can communicate orally and in writing.
Occupations related to Autocare Technician, Apprenticeship
Vehicle Technician, Mechanic or Electrician
Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.
Employment in region: 5,796 positions
What our students say
Michaela Cook, Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle
"I’ve found some of the subject a little difficult to graft straight away but overall I found it fun and I really enjoyed learning more in-depth about components and the vehicle it’s self."
Former school: Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw
Studied: Advanced Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle
What next? After my course I would like to stay in mechanics and do more courses to keep up to date with the new models/electric vehicles and software updates. I would hopefully like to see myself owning my own business