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Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Inspecting and repairing a range of heavy vehicles (HVs) and trailers for dealerships, independent garages and franchise and large fleet operators.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £18,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have an interest in heavy vehicles and analytical, problem-solving, mechanical and written and verbal communication skills.

What apprentices will learn
  • HV engineering principles - including vehicle applications, configurations, designs, diagnostics, technologies and vehicle testing standards and maintenance schedules
  • HV engineering practices - including inspecting, servicing, maintaining vehicles and trailers, quality checks and roadside assistance
  • using engineering tools and equipment - including hand and power tools, engineering and technical manuals and diagnostic and electrical measuring equipment
  • team working - including effective written and verbal communication skills, working as part of a team and taking ownership and responsibility when required
  • health and safety standards and legislation within a bus and coach environment - including Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and operator licensing requirements
Qualifications

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

This apprenticeship meets the standards of the relevant professional bodies of the Engineering Council (EngC).

On completing their apprenticeship, apprentices can apply to register as an engineering technician (EngTech) with a relevant professional body.

End Point Assessment
View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
The Institute of the Motor Industry 01992 511 521
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.

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