How it works

The Apprentice will register to start on an Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship in Lift Truck Maintenance and Repair with F-TEC, to register they will receive a workplace visit from their assessor to complete the enrolment and induction into training programme.

Their Intermediate Training Programme will be delivered over 2 years combining on the job and off the job training to work towards achieving the components below:

  • VRQ Level 2 in Lift Truck Maintenance and Repair Diploma (Knowledge) assessed through online multiple choice exams and assignments
  • VCQ Level 2 in Lift Truck Maintenance and Repair (Competence) assessed through collection of workplace evidence and assessor observations on a range of jobs completed by the apprentice
  • Functional skills in Maths, English & ICT. This will be delivered through one to one visits in the workplace and e-learning. Apprentices will be exempt if they have attained GCSE/Key skills in these subject areas
  • Employment rights and responsibilities

The apprentice will attend F-TEC in Swindon for 5 weekly blocks per year, at the training blocks, the apprentices will be provided with professional technical training that will include interactive training within a classroom environment and practical training within the workshop.

The competence element of the job will be assessed by regular visits from the F-TEC assessors, who will visit the apprentice every 10-12 weeks in the workplace, between these visits the apprentice will work in collecting evidence to submit on their electronic portfolio and also working upon set assignments.

For the employers, F-TEC will provide full joining information, this will include the apprentices training dates for the year ahead and our assessor will provide their schedule for the year in relation to workplace visits. The training is fully funded for apprentices aged under 19, for apprentices 19 – 24 there is an employer contribution per year of £1,500 towards the cost of the training. For anyone over 24, there is no Government funding and the course would be £4,800 per year.

The other additional costs include accommodation, lunch and travel to the centre. F-TEC have negotiated a rate of £85.10 with a local hotel, this includes b&b, 2 course dinner, use of leisure facilities and transport to and from the training centre. An optional daily charge of £7 can be paid to F-TEC to provide drinks, snacks and lunch for the apprentice.

*After successful completion of Level 2, there is the option to progress to Level 3 (Advanced Apprenticeship) this is what the industry would class as fully skilled and this qualification is delivered over 12 months

If interested to find out more visit the F-TEC website, alternatively contact us for a discussion on 01793 686182 or email karl.baum@f-tec.org.uk.

Training Centre address:

Unit 17 Ash
Kembrey Park