Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Apprenticeships & Traineeships2019-01-31T19:51:36+00:00

Apprenticeships

An Apprenticeship is a real job with training, which allows trainees to earn while they learn, as well as gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

Here at Actions we offer Apprenticeships in Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair at both Intermediate and Advanced level.

Details of what is covered on these Apprenticeships are:

Apprenticeships are open to anyone but to succeed as an apprentice you need to be flexible, hard working, confident and always up for a challenge. The level 2 programme runs for 12 to 18 month period. You will be working with your employer and will attend Actions on a weekly basis.

The aim of the apprenticeship programme is to contribute to the skills, knowledge and overall performance of Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry. It provides an insight into the principles, knowledge and processes of Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair and will

You will study a number of different qualifications whilst on your Apprenticeship, these include both Knowledge and Competence based programmes.

The qualifications are designed for people who:

  • are involved in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair as primary work activity
  • are for anyone developing a career in the motor industry.
  • wish to gain recognition of their skills and experience in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

The qualifications follow a number of units which include:

  • Competency in Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment
  • Competency in Supporting Job Roles in the Automotive Work Environment
  • Skills in Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices in the Automotive Environment
  • Competency in Routine Light Vehicle Maintenance
  • Competency in Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Engine Units and Components
  • Competency in Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Electrical Units and Components
  • Competency in Removing and Replacing Light Vehicle Chassis Units and Components
  • Competency in Inspecting Light Vehicles Using Prescribed Methods 

Transferable Skills: Functional Skills Qualifications

All jobs require a number of key skills to ensure it is done well. Therefore the framework includes**:Maths Functional Skills Level 1, English Functional Skills Level 1 and ICT Functional Skills at Level 1

**Please note exemptions may apply depending on accredited prior learning, which will be discussed and agreed during the initial assessment process.

Apprenticeships are open to anyone, but to succeed as an apprentice you need to be flexible, hard working, confident and always up for a challenge. The level 3 programme runs for up to a 15 month period. Our assessors will guide you through your programme in your own workplace.

The aim of the apprenticeship programme is to contribute to the skills, knowledge and overall performance of Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry. It provides an insight into the principles, knowledge and processes of Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair and will aid career development.

The Advanced Apprenticeship framework consists of the following components and qualifications:

City & Guilds Level 3 VCQ Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence 4270-13 (501/0017/8)

City & Guilds Level 3 VRQ Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Knowledge 4290-13 (501/0019/1)

Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT wherever necessary.

The qualifications follow a number of units which include:

  • Knowledge of Health, Safety and Good Housekeeping in the Automotive Environment
  • Knowledge of Materials, Fabrication, Tools and Measuring Devices used in the Automotive Environment
  • Knowledge of Support for Job Roles in the Automotive Work Environment
  • Knowledge and Competency of Diagnosis and Rectification of Light Vehicle Engine

Faults

  • Knowledge and Competency in Diagnosis and Rectification of Light Vehicle Chassis Faults
  • Knowledge and Competency of Diagnosis and Rectification of Light Vehicle

Transmission and Driveline Faults

  • Knowledge and Competency of Diagnosis and Rectification of Vehicle Auxiliary Systems Faults
  • Knowledge and Competency in Inspecting Light Vehicles Using Prescribed Methods

After taking these qualifications candidates will have a qualification that show employers and customers they have the skills of a competent technician – for example to work on light vehicles and will be able to progress into employment.

In addition, candidates who enjoy leading teams of people at work could also move onto a qualification as a Team Leader or Supervisor such as qualifications at Levels 2, 3 and 4.

They are training programmes designed by employers to give eager applicants the skills and qualifications needed by businesses. They are a combination of on-the-job and off-the-job learning. You can learn and earn so you GET NEW SKILLS and GET PAID! It is as simple as that.

If you like the sound of being paid to learn then you should enrol onto one of our apprenticeships. With the current fierce competition for jobs there has never been a better time to gain skills that will give you the edge. You’ll receive accredited qualifications without sitting in a class room all week, on-the-job training, paid holidays and widen your opportunities for progression. In addition you can avoid the debt associated with going to university.

Employers all over the country recognise and value apprenticeships, with 81% recommending them to other employers. An apprenticeship shows prospective employers that you have been trained and gained the right skills they need. Better still; entering the workforce as an apprentice highlights your commitment.

According to a Populus survey for employers of apprentices, 58% of respondents agreed that apprenticeships make it simple to get trained staff with the right skills. A recent Government report backs this up with 72% of employers saying apprenticeships improved their product or service quality.

You are employed to do a job and you enrol on an apprenticeship. You train towards your qualification through ongoing work-based learning, evidenced by a portfolio and continual assessments.

Apprenticeships take a minimum of twelve months to complete.

What is a Traineeship?

Traineeships are an opportunity to gain real work experience, job skills and improve your English and maths, if needed. The programme can last up to a maximum of six months with the content tailored to your individual career needs. At its core are a high-quality work experience placement, work preparation training, and English and maths if needed 1 . Traineeships give young people aged 16 to 24 the skills and experience that employers are looking for, helping you to boost your careers prospects with an apprenticeship or other employment in the future.

Traineeships have been developed in response to research showing that young people frequently lack the knowledge and experience employers expect in the workplace.

Traineeships will help to tackle this problem, while benefiting you in the following ways: − The opportunity to build your CV and get valuable work experience with local and national employers, where you are able to learn about the business and the industry it operates in. − Work preparation training will put you in a better position to compete for an apprenticeship or other employment. − Maths and English support, if needed, to help you with the literacy and numeracy skills needed to boost your career prospects, as well as improving your long-term chances and earning potential over your lifetime. − Employers are at the centre of the work experience, which ensures you are ‘work ready’, and have the confidence to take the first step to securing employment and kick starting your career. − At the end of your work experience you’ll get an interview with the company if a role is available or an exit interview, together with meaningful written feedback, to help you secure an apprenticeship or other employment.

Traineeships are ideal if you are motivated to get a job but lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for. If you have been unsuccessful when applying for an apprenticeship or other job due to a lack of skills and experience then you are likely to be a good candidate for a traineeship.

You could be suitable if you are: − Motivated to work. − Unemployed, or work fewer than 16 hours per week and have little work experience. − Aged between 16-24 and qualified below Level 3

A traineeship is probably not right for you if you: − Already have the skills and experience needed to find an apprenticeship or work. − Are 25 years old or older − Are already employed

A traineeship is a pre-apprenticeship programme that aims to give learners an insight into the industry. It also provides work experience, employability skills and functional skills. Though it is unpaid, a trainee will gain invaluable experience that could get them their dream job. It is a short programme, usually taking place over a 10 to 16 week period, compared to an apprenticeship, which can last for a number of years, with one day a week spent in college, and the other four days in work. Apprentices are paid at least the minimum apprenticeship wage.

Yes, we aim to help all of our trainees to progress onto an apprenticeship, once their traineeship comes to an end. The employers we work with are looking to take on apprentices, and many see traineeships as something of an extended interview process.

Yes, they are, and more and more people are cottoning on to their potential. Several companies are now using traineeships as part of their recruitment process, and they have found them to be very successful.

Traineeship programmes are funded by the government so there are no costs involved.

What our clients have to say…

‘Just completed my MOT Centre Managers Course, found the tutor to be very knowledgeable and well experienced. He made the 3 days go by with ease, explaining all aspects, procedures and requirements needed to run a successful MOT garage complying with DVSA inspection regulations ‘

Gareth Horwood , Burn Road Commercials
‘First class service from a very knowledgeable team. Extremely helpful on all aspects of MOT Training’
Kal Mohammed , One Stop MOT

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