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THE Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is rolling out its Autocare Technician Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard.

The IMI has developed the full End-Point Assessment package for the Autocare Technician Standard giving learners the technical elements as well as customer service and effective sales skills.

The new apprenticeship will be replacing its Light Vehicle Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework as the government aims for 3 million apprenticeship starts and with the old-style apprenticeship frameworks not being switched off until 2020

Head of business development, Steve Scofield, said: “The Autocare Technician Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard provides learners with a fantastic start to their automotive career. 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 standard guarantees apprentices are given the support as they build a career in automotive.

The IMI is offering apprentices, training providers and businesses with advice, an online eLogbook, Gateway assessments and practice tests – and the End-Point Assessment that certifies that all apprentices meet the criteria.

Scofield added: “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.”

With the government aiming for 3 million apprenticeship starts and the old-style apprenticeship frameworks not being switched off until 2020

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