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Start Date: Fri, 01/06/2018
The Apprenticeship Standard and Assessment Plan can be found here.
Important Notice: EPA Skills Assessment Resit/Retake - please be advised that we have received an update from RMISC, our EQAP for Light Vehicle Standards;
Therefore, where a grade descriptor has been marked as failed, we would request that the candidate’s employer needs to authorise a retake or resit, based on a ‘supportive action plan’; the candidate will need to resit or retake the Skills Test in full.
Written by employers within the automotive retail industry, the Motor Vehicle Service & Maintenance Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard is suitable for aspiring technicians. Learn to service and repair light vehicles, replace components, solve complex faults, use diagnostic methods and equipment, as well as a whole array of other skills.
Designed with different learning styles in mind, IMI’s solution ensures Apprentices are fully engaged and prepared for their End-Point Assessment (EPA). The new standard replaces the outgoing SASE level 3 framework and attracts government funding.
A motor vehicle technician services and repairs light vehicles, working in either a dealership that focuses on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage. Working on all systems found within the vehicle, the nature of the work ranges from replacing simple parts, right through to diagnosing and rectifying complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment.
It is expected that it will typically take three years for the Apprentice to attain the required level of competence in the workplace, although it may be less if the individual already has significant training and practical experience.
Individual employers will set the selection criteria for the applicant. It is recommended during the selection process that the Apprentice demonstrates the following qualities:
Mandatory - All Apprentices are required to hold or obtain the F-Gas qualification in line with the EU regulation. This states that everyone involved in the installation, commissioning, service, maintenance and leak testing of stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment requires this.
Mandatory - English and Maths L2 (or equivalent), to be held by the Apprentice prior to their End-Point Assessment. IMI provides solutions to any Apprentice that does not have a L2 (or equivalent) in Maths or English before starting, to achieve this before completion of the standard.
There are no requirements for on-programme formative assessment. However, employers are recommending that, in addition to the formal EPA Gateway, there are also on-programme gateways in place. The on-programme gateways can be used to review the Apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviour, as set out by Gateway criteria. This will also confirm the Apprentice is meeting expectations at the EPA Gateway prior to their EPA.
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Q. What are the changes to ST0033/AP03?
A. Changes in summary:
Q. Should Apprentices registered on the End Point Assessment for ST0033/AP02 move onto the End Point Assessment for ST0033/AP03?
A. No. In accordance with The Institute for Apprenticeship’s general principle, the IMI recommends that Apprentices continue on the version of the Assessment Plan that they started upon.
Q. Can we have different cohorts of Apprentices on different assessment plans?
A. Yes, you can have a different cohorts of Apprentices on different assessment plans. However, it is not advisable to have Apprentices in the same cohort on different assessment plans.
Q. What do we do if we are approved for AP02 and now want to gain approval for AP03?
A. Email email@example.com to request approval. A new EPA ST0033/AP03 contract will be sent to you, this will need to be signed and returned. Once signed and returned the new AP03 standard packages will be available for registration.