Vehicle Diagnostic Technicians need to:
Be good with their hands, think logically and be able to work individually as well as part of a team to solve practical problems.
Have 4/5 years secondary education with ideally passes in science particularly physics and/or technical based subjects and an enthusiasm for the trade.
Be able to understand technical data and apply the information in practice.
Have an aptitude for mechanical principles and like working as part of a team.
Training and Education
Level 3 apprentices attend the Training Workshops for 6 x 1 week blocks per year during the first THREE years of their apprenticeship. Fourth year is spent entirely in company building a portfolio of evidence to show competence in the workplace. Assessment of competence is carried out by a combination of witness testimony and visits from a Moray Firth Training assessor.
Achievement of City and Guilds computer based knowledge tests and work based competence assessments leads to a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) awarded at : LEVEL 3 (Maintenance and Repair)