Autocare Technician Apprenticeship Level 2
This Level 2 apprenticeship will enable you to gain expertise in the technical elements of an Autocare Technician’s role, and also learn excellent telephone, customer service and sales skills. An Autocare Technician carries out a range of services and repairs to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles, working within the automotive industry. Your place of work may be a national chain or an independent garage. A technician requires a unique combination of technical, retail and customer service skills. They will use a range of tools including measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify and repair simple system faults.
Please note to complete an apprenticeship with us, you will be required to find an employer vacancy. If you do not have an employer, the below links are useful places to find an apprenticeship:
South Devon College is committed to supporting all interested students in finding an employer and offer careers guidance, CV writing skills and interview techniques to help support your search for an apprenticeship.
- You should have a genuine interest in this subject
- You must have a GCSE Grade 2(E) in Maths or L1 functional skills
- You must have a GCSE Grade 2(E) in English or L1 functional skills
Health and safety practices in vehicle maintenance
Vehicle 4wheel geometry principles
Hybrid or Electric Vehicle system and safe working procedures
Gain knowledge and understanding of exhaust and emission control systems
Carry out replacement, repair and balancing of a range of light vehicle tyres
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/local independent group/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.
The Auto-care Technician has to demonstrate expertise not only in the technical elements of their role and have a good grasp of the practical and theoretical aspects of the vehicle systems they service, but also needs to have excellent telephone, customer handling (including how to handle difficult customers and deal with customer disappointment) and effective sales skills, as well as strong problem solving and self-organisation skills.
Please Note: This Standard does not on its own qualify apprentices to work on air-conditioning systems. Employers who require apprentices to work on air-conditioning systems must also provide the F-Gas qualification
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
“I chose to complete these qualifications to progress within my own business and enhance my skills. I have now enrolled on the IMI MOT Test Centre Management Course to advance even further. Developing professionally gives me a sense of security and stability."Tony Rothero