The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has announced the roll out of its Autocare Technician Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard.
With the government aiming for 3 million apprenticeship starts and the old-style apprenticeship frameworks not being switched off until 2020 the IMI has developed the full End-Point Assessment package for the Autocare Technician Standard that gives learners the technical elements and also strong customer service and effective sales skills.
The new apprenticeship will be replacing its Light Vehicle Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework.
The IMI’s head of business development, Steve Scofield, said: “The Autocare Technician Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard provides learners with a fantastic start to their automotive career.
"Designed for all learning styles, the IMI’s solution ensures apprentices are fully engaged and prepared for their End-Point Assessment (EPA)."
Written by employers and designed for different learning styles, the new Autocare Technician Standard guarantees apprentices are given the support that will pave the way in building a career in automotive.
The IMI is offering apprentices, training providers and businesses with expert advice, an online eLogbook, Gateway assessments and practice tests - plus the End-Point Assessment that certifies that all apprentices meet the criteria.
”The IMI has worked closely with employers within the sector to ensure the Autocare Technician Standard offers learners with a comprehensive set of learning support,” said Scofield.
“It’s essential that the technicians undertaking this Standard have a combination of technical, retail and customer service skills, and will use a range of tools, along with measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify and repair simple system faults.”
On successful completion all apprentices will be awarded with IMI Membership that further demonstrates their professionalism and commitment to the industry.