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Apprenticeships in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Bridgwater College

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Apprenticeships in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Who is the course for? This Apprenticeship is for 16 -18 year olds in relevant employment in the motor industry. Partially-funded courses are also available for those aged 19 - 24. If you are keen to work with cars, but are not yet in relevant employment, we maintain regular contact with employers who have vacancies or we can offer help and advice if you prefer to conduct your own job search. Entry requirements for the advanced apprenticeship are grades A* - C in GCSE Maths and English and for an apprenticeship, grades D - G in GCSE Maths and English. What will I study on the course? The course comprises an apprenticeship or an advanced apprenticeship in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, depending on your entry qualifications and an initial assessment. Topics studied include:- ? Engine units and components ? Chassis systems ? Vehicle electrical and electronic systems ? Fault diagnosis ? Health and safety ? Skills for the automotive workplace You will attend the Automotive Centre at Bridgwater College on a block or day release basis to study for:- ? A Technical Certificate (VRQ) - provides the essential knowledge to do the job ? Key skills - develops the literacy, numeracy and IT skills needed in the modern workplace You will also undertake an NVQ at your workplace. This involves building a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that you can do your job to a national standard. Your progress through the course is monitored by assessment, observation, assignments and tests. What makes this course special? For those who wish to earn as they learn this is the ideal course. An apprenticeship is a highly valued and widely recognised qualification throughout the automotive industry. The Automotive Centre at Bridgwater College is a nationally recognised Centre of Excellence. Its superbly equipped workshops and classrooms offer the student the best possible learning opportunities. Teaching staff have relevant industrial experience and the College has been recognised as one of the very few grade one colleges in the country. We are also a lead member of the Motor Industry Skills Consortium. The College has received the following awards and accolades:- ? Beacon Award Winner - Responsiveness to Employers ? OFSTED/ALI Inspection Grade 1 - Outstanding ? Learning & Skills Council Centre of Vocational Excellence - CoVE ? Manufacture designated facility for Modern Apprenticeship training - Ford ? Institute of the Motor Industry Training Centre of the Year 2009 What do our students say? I chose Bridgwater College because of its reputation. It is one of the best colleges in the country offering a diverse range of courses and is very well resourced. There's a high level of motivation amongst students who all have a common goal - to learn, and have fun doing it George Richmond How long is the course? An apprenticeship normally takes two years, with a third year required if you continue to complete an advanced apprenticeship. What can I do on completion of this course? On successful completion of the course you will be a qualified professional light vehicle technician. You could progress on to our higher education programmes or employment at a supervisory level. You could also top up your advanced apprenticeship by enrolling on our 4-week Auto Electrical course. What can I do in addition to this course? There may be opportunities to study for welding and / or engineering workshop skills qualifications whilst at the College. In addition, there will be opportunities for you to widen your interests, develop new skills and, in some cases, gain additional qualifications. Current extra-curricular activities include Holiday French, Spanish or German; Duke of Edinburgh Awards; Choir; Orchestra; British Sign Language; Additional GCSEs; Build your own computer; and Photography.

Apprenticeships in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Who is the course for? This Apprenticeship is for 16 -18 year olds in relevant employment in the motor industry. Partially-funded courses are also available for those aged 19 - 24. If you are keen to work with cars, but are not yet in relevant employment, we maintain regular contact with employers who have vacancies or we can offer help and...

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