Are you interested in a career as a Heavy Vehicle technician?
To work in either a dealership that focusses on a particular manufacturer, or for an independent garage, franchise or large fleet operator that deals with many different makes of vehicles. You would work on all the systems found within the vehicle.
The nature of the work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The day-to-day tasks faced by the technician are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques.
Future Career and Earning Potentials:
Motor Mechanic £18K-£35K
Motor Vehicle Breakdown Engineer £20K-£40K
(Source: National Careers Service)
Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all levels.
What you will study
This study programme will cover a range of the topics and units at each level, some of which are listed below:
You will study Health & Safety as a mandatory unit plus:
Level 2 Diploma in Heavy Vehicle (HGV)
• Engineering skills
• Heavy vehicle chassis systems
• Heavy Vehicle Engine systems
• Knowledge and skills of inspection techniques
Entry 3 (Automotive)
GCSEs 2-1 or below in English and maths
Level 1 (Automotive)
3 GCSEs 9-1
5 GCSEs 9-3 including English and maths
Level 1 in an automotive qualification plus English and maths at grade 9-3
On successful completion and with the required English and maths grades you can progress through the levels.
Many opportunities exist for technicians within the industry. You could join a small local firm, a major national chain or end up owning your own business. You could work on buses or farm vehicles, work on new models for a manufacturer.