In an increasingly busy world, demand for quick, responsive, high street vehicle repair has seen companies like Kwik Fit become national success stories. To fill the skills demand for experienced technicians who can operate in a fast-paced garage environment we have developed the Vehicle Service Technician programme.
You will need to have completed the Level 1 full-time introductory course, have prior work experience or be in a position to move into a work placement in this sector. Once you have completed the Level 2 qualification, you will be able to work in the industry or further study or an apprenticeship.
This one-year, full-time qualification will provide you with all the skills and knowledge you need to work as a service technician.
As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.
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GCSEs in English and maths at grade 4 or above, plus a relevant Level 1 qualification such as Transport Maintenance Diploma.
You will learn routine vehicle inspection testing and maintenance, repairing or replacing tyres, batteries and exhausts. You will also have to understand all range of vehicle systems from old to new, including new hybrid fuel models and how they can be maintained and repaired. A key element to this specialism is customer relations and parts retail, having good people skills, an approachable manner and broad knowledge of car parts will be essential to be successful in this job role.
To be continually assessed throughout your course.
Gaining the knowledge and skills to work in a professional garage.
Employment in the industry in a junior role or on to a Level 3 generic vehicle maintenance and repair full-time qualification or apprenticeship.
Careers in this industry
- Service centre manager
- Service centre technician
- Service centre supervisor
- Tyre technician
The UK fast-fit market is worth over £2 billion a year"
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