Heavy vehicle service and maintenance technician

Delivered in partnership with London Borough of Redbridge.

 

 

 

 

A heavy vehicle (hv) technician services, inspects and repairs hvs, categorised by the department of transport as category n2 or n3, and associated trailers, with the associated ancillaries. They work in either a dealership that focusses on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage, franchise or large fleet operator that deals with many different makes of vehicles. The nature of the work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment.

Content:

Year 1

  • Competency in Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment
  • Conducting routine heavy vehicle maintenance
  • Removing and replacing heavy vehicle chassis units and components
  • Inspecting Heavy Vehicles

Year 2

  • Supporting job roles in the Automotive environment
  • Learning about the materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in Automotive environment
  • Removing and replacing heavy vehicle units and components
  • Learning about heavy vehicle engine mechanical, lubrication and cooling system units and components
  • Learning about heavy vehicle fuel, air supply and exhaust system units and components
  • Removing and replacing heavy vehicle electrical units and components
  • Learning about removing and replacing heavy vehicle transmission and driveline units and components

Year 3

  • Diagnosing and rectifying vehicle auxiliary electrical faults
  • Inspecting heavy vehicles to comply with legal requirements
  • Diagnosing and rectifying heavy vehicle engine faults
  • Diagnosing and rectifying heavy vehicle chassis system faults
  • Learning about diagnosing and rectification of heavy vehicle transmission and driveline faults

Duration:

The duration of this apprenticeship is approximately 36 months.

Location and study format:

The course will be held at Redbridge and studied on a mixture of block and day release.

Entry requirements:

GCSE grades 4 (or c) in maths and english.

Level:

The apprenticeship standard is at level 3.

Qualifications:

Professional recognition and progression:

This standard has been designed to meet the professional standards of the relevant professional bodies of the engineering council for initial registration as an engineering technician (eng. Tech). On completion of the standard the engineering technician will be eligible to apply for registration as an engineering technician with a relevant professional body. On completion and achievement of the standard, candidates will have the opportunity to progress to master technician, management or to develop in their current role.

Funding band:

This apprenticeship is in funding band 12 with a funding cap of £18,000.

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Documents:


Apprenticeship standard for a heavy vehicle service
and maintenance technician

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Assessment plan for a heavy vehicle
service and maintenance technician

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