Vehicle Body and Paint Body Repair - Intermediate Apprenticeship
Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive Level 2 Technology Centre Up to 2 years

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This Intermediate Apprenticeship offers a practical approach for those looking for a career in the Automotive body repair and/or refinishing industry working with vehicles that have been damaged in accidents or need repairing. Apprentices will use a brand new electronic Car-O-Liner jig and inverter welding machine and benefit from strong links with our employers.

What topics will I study?

Apprentices will be working towards achievement of the following:

• Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair - Body Repair
• Level 2 VRQ and VCQ in Vehicle Accident Repair - Body Repair
• Employee Rights and Responsibilities
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
• Functional Skills in ICT, English and Maths (where applicable)

Topics will include:

  • Knowledge and skills of health, safety and good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Knowledge and skills of supporting job roles in the Automotive work environment
  • Knowledge and skills in materials, fabrication, tools and measuring devices used in the Automotive environment
  • Knowledge of motor vehicle construction and materials
  • Knowledge and skills in removing and fitting motor mechanical, electrical and trim components to vehicles
  • Knowledge and skills in removing and fitting non permanently fixed motor vehicle body panels
  • Knowledge and skills in removing and replacing exterior motor vehicle body panels including permanently fixed components
  • Knowledge and skills in carrying out minor repairs to motor vehicle exterior body panels
  • Knowledge and skills of motor vehicle body metal active gas (MAG) welding techniques
  • Knowledge and skills of motor vehicle body resistance spot welding operations

What experiences will I get?

You will work on our fleet of up-to-date vehicles including a Smart car and Nissan Leaf.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners ideally need to have Maths, English and ICT GCSE at Grades 9-3 (A to D).

What facilities are there?

  • A large modern fully equipped workshop
  • A state of the art automotive diagnostic laboratory with test simulators and rigs
  • A dedicated IT laboratory with internet access
  • Four specific automotive training classrooms
  • Meeting and function rooms
  • Attached restaurant

To find out about travel options to the Technology Centre click here.

What can the course lead on to?

On successful completion of Level 2, you may progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need safety boots, overalls and recommended text books and an air fed mask if on Body or paint programmes (can be supplied through the college at a very reasonable cost).

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?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. Please contact a Training and Recruitment Advisor on 01392 400800 for more information.

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