Level 2 Autocare Technician Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: P249877

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:


  • Duration:

    30 months

  • Attendance:


For those who have a basic understanding of light vehicle maintenance and repair but want to progress and expand that knowledge further.

Units include:

  • engine systems and component faults
  • transmission and drive-line system faults
  • chassis system faults
  • inspecting light vehicles using prescribed methods
  • diagnostics, alternative fuels and electric vehicles.

You will work either in dealerships which focus on a particular manufacturer, or in an independent garage dealing with many different makes of vehicles. You will learn advanced skills around service and maintenance of vehicles specifically around components, servicing, emissions and diagnostics, as well as how to run an efficient garage/business.

To successfully complete the apprenticeship you will need both maths and English at grade 4 or above, or Functional Skills Level 2. If necessary, these can be studied at College alongside your apprenticeship.

As well as working on your Diploma, you will build a portfolio of work and workplace assessors will be in regular contact to provide support and arrange onsite visits to observe your ability and skills in your daily role. It is important for you to take ownership of your own learning by seeking out opportunities to gain new skills on the job your employer. Learning in college will be delivered through a mixture of classes, work-related activities and independent study and research. Your final grade will be determined by collective performance in the three assessments in the endpoint assessment.

To achieve a pass you will need to score 65% in each of the three endpoint assessments:
•    online knowledge-based tests
•    skills test (knowledge and behaviours are observed)
•    professional discussion (to demonstrate that you can apply the broad range of knowledge, skills, and behaviours in the Standard).

You will attend college at Highbury Campus. College attendance is one day a week on a Thursday.

It is a government requirement for you to spend 20% of your apprenticeship working towards your off-the-job learning, which can consist of college attendance, homework/coursework, project related work, employer training, mentoring and coaching – plus a number of other tasks (more info can be shared).

You could go into full-time employment within the industry. Past apprentices have gone on to be promoted in their company to roles with more responsibility and within a short period of time have gone on to become managers and even company directors. It is also possible to continue your training via the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) should you wish to specialise or advance your knowledge further.

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