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Foundation Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Level 2

At a glance

  • Part Time

  • 22 months dependent on ability and prior experience.

  • Pibwrlwyd Campus

A work based programme which is a good starting point for aspiring mechanics.  Your knowledge base will be built on day release in college where you will learn the theoretical aspects and assessments of vehicle maintenance and these skills can be put into practice whilst you are at work. Throughout your apprenticeship programme your training adviser/assessor will carry out regular reviews and assessments.

Programme Features

A Foundation Apprenticeship is a work based learning programme where the learner is 'earning while learning'. The programme is aimed at learners over the age of 16. The apprentice will be employed and receive at least the minimum apprenticeship wage. The apprentice will attend college on a day release basis and should achieve the level two Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale.

The apprenticeship programme is available in light and heavy vehicle routes.

Programme content

Learners following this Foundation Apprenticeship will have to achieve a framework of qualifications which will include:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence
  • Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
  • Essential Skills Wales Application of Number Level 1
  • Essential Skills Wales Communication Level 1
  • Essential Skills Wales Digital Literacy Level 1
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Progression and employment

Learners who have successfully completed this Foundation Apprenticeship can progress onto an Apprenticeship at level three if appropriate.

Method of assessment

Coursework, online examinations, work based observations and work based evidence.

Entry requirements

This framework in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair would suit someone who is interested in the technical aspects of motor vehicles, who likes practical work, is good with their hands, enjoys face to face contact with customers and enjoys identifying and fixing problems.

Employers are looking to attract applicants who have a keen interest in working in the automotive retail industry in vehicle maintenance and repair jobs and who have basic literacy and numeracy skills on which this apprenticeship will build.Candidates are expected to have GCSEs grade D or above in English or Welsh First Language and Mathematics.

These programmes are part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

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Graig Campus
Sandy Road
SA15 4DN
01554 748000
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Coleg Sir Gar is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08539630 and is a registered charity No. 1152522. 
The registered office is at The Graig Campus, Sandy Road, Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4DN