What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
As an Apprentice you will hold a full time job and attend college one day per week throughout the 24 month programme. You will work towards a framework of qualifications which make up the Apprenticeship. This course will launch you directly into the workplace and provides an excellent way to build your career and progress to further training and education.
NVQ: Part of the Apprenticeship framework is the NVQ qualification. The NVQ shows your competence, knowledge, and understanding of business tasks and procedures, and proves you are able to carry out your job to the NVQ standards.
What topics will I study?
You will cover some of the following units:
Technical Certificate: This is the theory and underpinning knowledge you require within your job. The qualification is called a Diploma in Vehicle Body Repair or Refinishing. You will also complete the Employment Rights and Responsibilities workbook to ensure you are aware of your legal status. On your college day-release, you will be taught by your Tutor or Training Officer. Whilst at work, your Training Officer will visit you and carry out assessments in a variety of styles: observing you; completing knowledge questions; setting practical tasks. They will also help you build your portfolio of evidence for your NVQ.
What experiences will I get?
You will use our brand new electronic car-o-liner jig and inverter welding machine.
What are the entry requirements?
You must have a real interest in the trade and will usually have completed the Level 2 Apprenticeship to progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship.
What facilities are there?
To find out about travel options to the Technology Centre click here.
What can the course lead on to?
Once you have completed your Advanced Apprenticeship programme you should be looking to progress to a level 4 training programme.
Are there any additional costs?
You will need safety boots, overalls and recommended text books.
What support can I get?
You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.
What will this training cost me?
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your Apprenticeship Training Programme, there is no charge to you or your employer as the college will claim the funding for the cost of your programme directly from the Government.
If you are aged 19 or over and studying a Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship, your employer will have to be willing to contribute as the Government will only fund part of the costs of your training - this is currently between £80 - £110 depending on the type of Apprenticeship you wish to complete.
Skills Awards 2013 - Intermediate Vehicle Body Repair Apprentice of the Year award went to Matt Walker CLICK HERE to view Matt's citation video.