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Motor Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 3

  • Overview of the course

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    Our three year Apprenticeship programmes will give you vital hands-on experience, learning from real life
    situations, with the guidance of industry professionals. You’ll gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in your chosen career.
    This course will focus on servicing, testing and identifying faults with all types of motor vehicles. As a
    Service Technician you would be involved in a variety of tasks including servicing and tuning, replacing
    components and using specialist equipment to measure performance.
    Bolton College is one of the few places in the Greater Manchester/Lancashire area that offers motor vehicle
    engineering training.
    Apprenticeships are the ideal way of breaking into the automotive industry, as they provide ‘on the job’
    experience combined with expert tuition.
    The course is a great way to build on your skills and gain a recognised qualification whilst also earning a salary.
  • What you'll learn

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    The Advanced Level Apprenticeship Incorporates a greater level of responsibility within your daily tasks and
    duties. Once accepted on to the Apprenticeship, you’ll study on a ‘release’ basis, spending occasional days at
    the College learning the knowledge that supports your Apprenticeship and the majority of your working days
    with your employer.
    During your Apprenticeship, you will be trained and assessed in a variety of specialisms within the
    automotive industry. The exact areas covered will vary according to the focus of your course and the needs
    and demands of your employer. Typical areas covered
    include:
    • Vehicle Construction & Routine Maintenance
    • Operating Principles of Engines
    • Operating Principles & Maintenance of Transmission Systems
    • Operating Principles of Electrical & Electronic Systems
    You’ll also gain:
    • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths, English & IT, unless you have achieved grades 8-4 at GCSE or equivalent
    • Employee Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
    • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Entry requirements

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    To complete an Apprenticeship you will need an employer who is willing to support you throughout your
    training. If you have not found one, we can help you with your search.
    You will need GCSE maths & English at Level 4 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector.
    We’d like to see a proven track record of very good attendance at work/school, along with a good reference
    from school/a previous employer. We also ask that you have a satisfactory level of English and maths.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You’ll be assessed throughout your learning programme by a mixture of formal tests, workplace observations,
    portfolio building and self-assessment.
  • Course Fees

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    Apprentices do not need to pay for their course; course fees will be paid for by funding accessed by the College and in some cases, employer contribution.
    If you are an employer looking to hire an apprentice, please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01204 482 036.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of
    dedicated support and wellbeing services. These include FREE travel; FREE breakfast; your own dedicated Work Based Tutor; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    On successful completion of this Apprenticeship, you could progress onto full-time employment, professional job-specific qualifications, Higher Apprenticeships or a degree programme.
    Following further study you could work as:
    • A Motor Vehicle Technician where you could earn between £15,000 and £20,000 a year, depending on
    experience.
    • A Vehicle Body Repairer, earning an average wage of around £26,000 per year.
    • A Mechanic, earning between £18,000 and £35,000 a year.
  • How to apply?

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    Submit an application online by visiting www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/yp-application
  • Open Events

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    Discover what Bolton College has to offer by attending one of our Open Events:
    • Thursday 17th October 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 5.30pm-8pm
    • Futures4Me Event - Monday 7th October 2019, 3.30pm-7pm
  • Additional Information

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    Assessment


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.

    Financial


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners


    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.

    Helpline


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement


    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at customer.services@boltoncc.ac.uk or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement


    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details


    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
  • Important Information

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    We no longer accept online applications for this apprenticeship, but if you wish to enrol please come into College or call the Apprenticeship Team on 01204 482 036.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
  • Start Date:

    03/08/2020

  • End Date:

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  • Time:

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    6.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    FW436-A01