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Motor Vehicle - Apprenticeship Level 2

Start Date: 5th September 2022
Code: PWFB00938

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena
  • Course Information
  • We are currently not accepting applications for this course. Applications for 2023/24 will open in January 2023.

Essentials

Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 5th September 2022
End date: 20th June 2024

Attendance at an information session is required.


What is an Apprenticeship?

As an apprenticeship you are employed as full-time members of staff and typically work for an employer three to four days a week. One or two days a week is spent at college, studying for nationally-recognised qualifications in the same profession as the apprenticeship.

  • You must find your own employer
  • Some employers may requiree GCSEs on entry
  • It might be possible to do an apprenticeship with a current employer
  • You work all year round, but your College classes run from September to July
  • Employers pay for the day the apprentice is in college, meaning you will receive a full-time wage at least in accordance with the national minimum wage

Details and restrictions

  • Apprentices must be aged 16 or above. Restrictions apply for those over 25
  • Employers must be based in Northern Ireland
  • Apprenticeships are part-funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund (ESF) and the Department for the Economy (DfE)

  


Course Content

The motor vehicle course allows you to gain a broad range of knowledge and experience in vehicle maintenance and repair and will help you to prepare for a career as a skilled vehicle technician.

Units include:

  • Vehicle Servicing
  • Engine technologies
  • Vehicle Electrics
  • Chassis dynamics and design
  • Transmission applications

You must:

  • Have attained the minimum school leaving age of 16.
  • Be employed or be about to take up permanent paid employment with a Northern Ireland-based company and be contracted to work a minimum of 21 hours per week (including day release/off- the-job training) with one employer.
  • The potential to successfully complete all the requirements of the appropriate Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework.
  • Meet any health requirements (eg colour vision) specific to the occupation of their choice.
  • Achieved any necessary entry academic qualifications (eg GCSE) determined by the relevant sector for the apprenticeship and approved by the Department for the Economy.
  • Pass any entry tests specified by the relevant sector/employer and approved by the Department for the Economy.
  • Attend an information session.

In the event of oversubscription, the College reserves the right to apply enhanced criteria.  See our Apprenticeship page for further details.


Following successful completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship you may be able to progress to the Level 3 Apprenticeship or to employment in the field you have studied in.


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Ballymena
BT43 7DF
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Essential Skills

All full-time students at Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and ICT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST complete Essential Skills; this will form a compulsory part of your timetable. If you are planning to go on to further study (for example university), please check if a GCSE qualification (rather than Essential Skills Level 2 equivalent) is required. For those who have a GCSE grade D in Maths or English, we offer a GCSE fast-track course.

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