Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle – Fitting (NEW)

Overview

Motor vehicle fitters, or fast-fit technicians, repair and replace tyres, batteries, exhausts and other vehicle parts, while the customer waits. They normally work in fast-fit centres alongside motor vehicle technicians, but some fitters specialise in tractors or other heavy vehicles. Whatever the specialisation, fitters must work fast and be able to communicate with customers. As an apprentice, youll choose to specialise in one of two areas: fast-fit, which involves identifying, removing and replacing faulty components like tyres, batteries, and brakes; or specialist tyre fitting, which deals with removing and replacing tyres on anything from cars to tractors.

Course requirements

You will be required to complete the NVQ and Technical Certificate in Vehicle Fitting as well as completing Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. If it is required, you will also need to complete Functional Skills in Mathematics and English. You will be allocated an assessor who will visit you in your work place to provide support with the NVQ and you will attend Bishop Auckland College 1 day a week to complete theory work.

What will I do?

You will be required to complete the NVQ and Technical Certificate in Vehicle Fitting as well as completing Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. If it is required, you will also need to complete Functional Skills in Mathematics and English. You will be allocated an assessor who will visit you in your work place to provide support with the NVQ and you will attend Bishop Auckland College 1 day a week to complete theory work.

What will it give me?

A Level 2 Certificate in Vehicle Fitting Principles (VRQ) and Competence (VCQ) qualification.

Materials needed

You will need Safety Footwear, Overalls (PPE may be supplied by the employer) and Course Text Book which you can purchased from the College.

What can I do when I finish?

Gain full time employment in the vehicle fitting industry or progress onto L3 Maintenance and Repair programme, if requirements are met on the course.

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REF: BACP2841

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