What is an Autocare Technician?
As well as carrying out a range of services and repairs to cars, small vans and light goods vehicles, the Autocare Technician also needs excellent telephone, customer handling and sales skills. In addition, they must be well organised and have the ability to problem solve.
This Level 2 standard is a 24-month apprenticeship designed to develop these skills and the customer focused behaviour required to become a fully qualified, effective Autocare Technician.
The apprentice could work for a national chain of Auto-care or “Fast-Fit” centres, or an independent centre working with a range of vehicles, identifying and repairing simple system faults.
They must be able to demonstrate expertise not only in the technical elements of their role, including a high-level knowledge of the practical and theoretical aspects of the vehicle systems they service, but also be able to deal with the most problematic of customers in an effective, professional manner.
The apprentice must be able to work as part of a team but also operate independently, and through the course of their apprenticeship, understand how their centre operates from a commercial perspective and how their actions contribute to business results, whilst maintaining a high standard of workmanship.
Typically, it is expected that it will take an apprentice 24-months to attain the required level of competence in the workplace although it may be sooner if an individual already has significant prior training and practical experience.
Individual employers will set their own selection criteria for applicants.
To complete the apprenticeship, apprentices must pass level 1. English and maths (or have the appropriate exemption certificate).
The end assessment should only commence once the employer is confident that the apprentice has developed all the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined in the apprenticeship standard.
Programme delivery now includes time at Remit’s state of the art Automotive training academy. The Academy, which is one of the few like it in the country, includes three workshops as well as excellent classroom and learning spaces to provide the necessary environment for apprentices to gain the knowledge and learn the practical skills they need to complete the apprenticeship and become an effective member of the team.
Over the course of two years training, the young people will visit the Academy 12 times, spending one week in block training each time.
Remit Development Coaches
Each apprentice will be assigned a Remit Development Coach who will visit the employer and apprentice to introduce themselves and enrol the apprentice onto the apprenticeship programme within the first two weeks.
Following this, the Development Coach will visit the workplace every 6-8 weeks throughout the programme to coach, mentor and discuss progress. The Development Coach will visit the workplace in accordance with individual programme requirements.
Get in touch
To find out more get in touch with our team of automotive advisors on: 0115 975 9550