Vehicle Parts Apprenticeship (Level 2 Intermediate and Level 3 Advanced)

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Course Information

  • Course Code: TM251C
  • Duration: 2 year
  • Validated by: The Institute of the Motor Industry
Overview

If you want a career in the Motor Industry then this apprenticeship could be for you. The Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Vehicle Parts is designed for those individuals who wish to work in a Motor Industry setting and who want to develop their skills and knowledge to understand the sales and customer service side of the business as well as learning about the Vehicle Parts industry. The Advanced Level Apprenticeship in is designed for those individuals who are looking to further develop their knowledge and skills to progress their careers in the sector or for those who are already employed in the Motor Industry and looking for career progression. 

What will I study?

Selection of units from the Diploma in Vehicle Parts Operations Level 2

  • Support for Job Roles in the Automotive Work Environment
  • Giving a Positive Impression to Vehicle Parts Customers
  • Identifying and Reporting Security Risks within a Vehicle Parts Environment
  • Selecting and Issuing Motor Vehicle Parts
  • Receiving and Storing Motor Vehicle Parts
  • Processing Returned Goods And Materials In A Vehicle Parts Environment
  • Processing Payment Transactions Within A Vehicle Parts Environment
  • & Communicating Information Electronically Within A Vehicle Parts Environment

Selection of units from the Diploma in Vehicle Parts Operations Level 3

  • Support for Job Roles in the Automotive Work Environment
  • Giving a Positive Impression to Vehicle Parts Customers
  • Identifying and Reporting Security Risks within a Vehicle Parts Environment
  • Monitoring And Solving Customer Service Problems Within A Vehicle Parts Environment
  • Participating In Motor Vehicle Parts Stocktaking Activities
  • Processing Orders for Non-Stock Motor Vehicle Parts
  • Processing Payment Transactions Within A Vehicle Parts Environment
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to study an Apprenticeship at Blackburn College. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Course Work
  • Exams
  • Discussion
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration
What can I do next?

On completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in the Vehicle Parts programme, apprentices can further progress their careers in the sector by gaining employment as a Parts Sales Adviser or Telesales Representative, Service Department Supervisor or perhaps move into vehicle sales. Apprentices can also progress onto higher level programmes such as the Advanced Apprenticeship in Vehicle Parts or into a range of Level 3 and 4 jobs such as Parts Manager. On completion of this programme, learners can also progress on to a variety of Further or Higher Education to study subjects related to the sector including Business and Management.

Your Study Programme

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Future income

Salaries are around £14,000 to £18,000 a year. Senior staff can earn over £25,000 a year.

Some companies offer bonus schemes linked to sales, which can increase earnings and overtime opportunities.

Figures are intended as a guideline only.

 

Traineeships

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here 

Additional Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by Blackburn College, either at the workplace, in College or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure you develop the skills the employer wants, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.

This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.

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