Vehicle Body Repair, Body Refinishing and Mechanical, Electrical and Trim - Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeship
Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive Level 2 - Level 3 Technology Centre Up to 2 years

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

This Apprenticeship is for you if you are looking for a career in the automotive body repair and/or refinishing industry working with vehicles that have been damaged in accidents or need repainting.

What topics will I study?

You will:
> Take units tailored to the needs of your employer
> Be able to choose from body repair, body refinishing or mechanical, electrical and trim
> Learn to repair and replace non-structural vehicle panels and/or prepare vehicle panels for application of foundation and topcoat paints
> Develop your understanding of health and safety
> Use our electronic Car-O-Liner jig and inverterwelding machine
> Benefit from our links with employers

What experiences will I get?

You will benefit from our working relationships with companies including Greenslades Garage, Central Garage and Denbury Diesels.

What are the entry requirements?

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 4 in English and maths and in some cases ICT, however, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a Pre-Apprenticeship or during the delivery of your programme. You must have an interest and
desire to learn the trade. You will need to complete the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship before progressing to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

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 the Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) you may progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3). Once fully qualified, you could work towards becoming a supervisor or an estimator within the vehicle body repair trade.

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?

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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