Practical Apprenticeship

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

These Qualifications assess the ability, skills and understanding of technicians working in a vehicle servicing environment through practical activity and online tests. Apprentices will develop the skills required to service and maintain vehicle systems as well as diagnosing, inspecting, removing and replacing vehicle components.

The Level 2 qualification includes units in areas such as:

•Knowledge of Health & Safety and good housekeeping

•Skills and knowledge of materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices

•Knowledge of fuel, ignition, air and exhaust system and components

•Competency in removing and replacing light vehicle chassis units and components

•Knowledge of lubrication cooling system lubricants and components

We also offer a level 3 LVM course.

Which is designed to equip students with the high level specialist technical knowledge and skills to be able to work on modern light vehicles. The qualification is assessed using a range of methods appropriate for this level of technical qualification including practical skills assessments, written assignments and online tests.

Mechanical, Electrical and Trim

Level 2 MET includes:

Identifying, removing and refitting damaged mechanical and electrical components on vehicles, using welding and soldering equipment and ensuring the vehicle is in working order.

Total minimum credits: 132 credits, representing:

Competence: 63 credits; Knowledge: 52 credits: Functional Skills: English, Maths and ICT: 15 credits; ERR: 2 credits.

Minimum recommended duration: 24 months.

Level 3 MET includes:

Total minimum credits: 111 credits, representing:

Competence: 51 credits; Knowledge: 43 credits; Functional Skills in English, MAths and ICT: 15 credits; ERR: 2 credits.

Job role:

Identifying, removing and refitting damaged mechanical and electrical components on vehicles, using welding and soldering equipment and ensuring the vehicle is in working order and supporting other technicians who do not have as much experience.

Minimum recommended duration: 18 months.

Paint

Level 2, Body Refinishing

Vehicle Body and Paint (Body Refinishing) Total minimum credits: 163 credits, represeting: Competence: 81 credits: Knowledge: 65 credits: Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT: 15 credits; ERR: 2 credits.

Job role:

Preparing vehicles to be painted after damage has occurred, ensuring all parts have been stripped from the vehicle, sanding down relevant areas, adjoining areas for blending, masking, etching and priming areas to be treated and selecting, matching and mixing colour.

Minimum recommended duration: 24 months.

Level 3, Body Repair

Vehicle Body and Paint (Body Repair): Total minimum credits: 198 credits, representing: Competence: 104 credits: Knowledge: 77 credits: Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT: 15 credits; ERR: 2 credits.

Job role:

Assess the extent of damage to the vehicle, make decisions on whether the vehicle is repairable, supervise the removal of damaged panels, repair damaged panels and chassis using welding equipment and ensure vehicles are safe. Also support other team members on targets.

Minimum recommended duration: 18 months.

Panel

Level 2, Body Refinishing

Vehicle Body and Paint (Body Refinishing) Total minimum credits: 163 credits, represeting: Competence: 81 credits: Knowledge: 65 credits: Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT: 15 credits; ERR: 2 credits.

Job role:

Preparing vehicles to be painted after damage has occurred, ensuring all parts have been stripped from the vehicle, sanding down relevant areas, adjoining areas for blending, masking, etching and priming areas to be treated and selecting, matching and mixing colour.

Minimum recommended duration: 24 months.

Level 3, Body Refinishing

Vehicle Body and Paint (Body Refinishing): Total minimum credits: 208 credits, representing: Competence: 108 credits: Knowledge: 83credits: Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT: 15 credits; ERR: 2 credits.

Job role:

Supervise the preparation of vehicles to be painted after damage has occurred, ensure all parts have been stripped from the vehicle, sand down relevant areas, adjoining areas for blending, masking, etching and priming areas to be treated and selecting, matching and mixing colour.

Minimum recommended duration: 18 months.

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Tel: 01733 516000
Email: info@psatraining.org.uk
Address​​​​​​: The Monarch Building

Frank Perkins Way

Peterborough
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Institute of Motoring Industry approved centre and Accredited to delivery Senior Technician certification