Mitsubishi Motors UK Become First to complete EPA for LV Apprenticeship Programme
Mitsubishi Motors in the UK have become the first manufacturer to successfully complete the End-Point Assessment (EPA) for the Light Vehicle Standard and have lead the way in training and educating their apprentices under the new training standards.
After government enforced a deadline of August 2020 for all apprenticeship frameworks in England to transition into new standards, the IMI is helping businesses and training providers to understand these changes by helping them to be clear on how they will be affected.
As well as containing information on programme training and assessment, all apprenticeship standards must contain an End-Point Assessment where an independent organisation is involved – this ensures all apprentices following the same standard are assessed consistently.
Ray Watts, Training Manager, Mitsubishi Motors
“The new apprenticeship is by no means easy and requires a lot of hard work and dedication by the individuals, the Mitsubishi Motors dealer network and our dedicated Training Academy staff. We are extremely proud of our group of talented and focused apprentices and congratulate them on their tremendous achievements. To be the first vehicle manufacturer in the UK to complete the standards is very satisfying and demonstrates our dedication to training the next generation of technicians for our brand.”
Tony Lawson, End-Point Assessment Manager at the IMI
“The IMI have been working closely with the Mitsubishi Motors in the UK apprenticeship management staff and the team from the apprentice training provider ProVQ over the past twelve months to introduce the Automotive Retail Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Standard.
“It was great to see recently, the abilities and enthusiasm demonstrated by the Mitsubishi apprentices during their End-Point Assessment skills tasks. The training staff at Mitsubishi Motors in the UK and their apprentices had fully utilised the IMI online practice assessments and skills tasks in advance of the EPA event ensuring the best possible preparation.
“With the volume of End-Point Assessments increasing month on month, it is reassuring to see that the automotive industry has positively embraced the changes and the new apprenticeship requirements are being met.”