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Bus and Coach Engineering Technician (ST0067/AP01)

Overview

Written by employers within the automotive retail industry, the Bus and Coach Service and Maintenance Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard requires high calibre individuals to keep pace with the growing complexity of vehicles. Learn how to inspect, diagnose, repair and test equipment and systems on buses and coaches.

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 Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance apprenticeship framework.

Role

A Bus and Coach Technician will predominantly inspect, diagnose, repair and test equipment and systems on buses and coaches from different manufacturers. At the point of recruitment a specific trade would be selected, i.e. mechanical, electrical coachbuilder or mechelec (a combination of mechanical and electrical). Engineering technicians work on all systems of the vehicles in respect of their specific trade. The work ranges from performing simple tasks, like replacing a part to solving complex faults often using diagnostic equipment.

Duration 36 months

It is expected that it will take three to four years for the apprentice to attain the required level of competence in the workplace although it may be sooner if an individual already has significant training and practical experience.

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for the applicant. It is recommended during the selection process that the learner demonstrates the following qualities:

  • Interested in the bus and coach industry
  • Good practical and mechanical skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Organised and methodical approach to problem solving
  • Works as part of a team to deliver excellent service

Mandatory - English and Maths L2 (or equivalent), to be held by the learner 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.

Assessment overview

There are no requirements for on-programme formative assessments. 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.

Gateway 1 (Optional)

  • Review of eLogbook against Soft Skills and Behaviour Assessment tool
  • Skills Assessment (Practical Task)
  • Knowledge Assessment (Online Test)

Gateway 2 (Optional)

  • Review of eLogbook against Soft Skills and Behaviour Assessment tool
  • Skills Assessment (Practical Task)
  • Knowledge Assessment (Online Test)

End-Point Assessment Gateway (Mandatory)

  • English + Maths Level 2
  • Review eLogbook and criteria listed in the Behaviour tool

End-Point Assessment

  • Review of completed eLogbook
  • Written Assessment
  • Knowledge Assessment (Online Test)
  • Skills Assessment (Practical Task)
  • In-depth professional review
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