Vehicle Body Repair and Body Re-finishing Intermediate Apprenticeship

Work in the vehicle body repair sector of the motor industry, usually within a collision repair workshop, smart repair workshop or a mobile repair business.

Course Information

  • Course Type Apprenticeship
  • Subject Area Motor Vehicle, Transport and Logistics
  • Qualification Apprenticeship
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Course Length Up to 24 months.

Work in the vehicle body repair sector of the motor industry, usually within a collision repair workshop, smart repair workshop or a mobile repair business.

A Vehicle Body Refinishing Apprentice will focus on polishing out minor defects, prepare foundation materials and remove and replace bolt-on panels.

Topics include:

  • Good housekeeping in the automotive environment
  • Supporting job roles in the automotive work environment
  • Tools and equipment used in vehicle refinishing
  • Preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces
  • Repairing minor paint defects
  • Removing and fitting fixed motor vehicle body panels
  • Applying filler and foundation materials
  • Learners will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage

Example job roles include: Vehicle Paint Sprayer/Paint Technician/Prepper/ Painter/ Refinish Technician/Car Sprayer/Applications Technician

You will achieve:

  • Level 2 Diploma
  • Level 2 VRQ and VCQ in Vehicle Accident
  • Repair Body Refinishing
  • If required: Functional Skills (IT, English, Maths)

Next steps… Some Apprentices go into employment OR progress onto a Level 3 Vehicle Body Refinishing (paint) Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 4 or above 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 traineeship or during the delivery of your programme.

You must have an interest and desire to learnthe trade.You will need to complete the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship before progressing to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

  • Two large modern fully equipped workshops
  • A state of the art automotive diagnostic laboratory with test simulators and rigs
  • Three spray booths/bake ovens
  • The latest in crash repair technology and equipment
  • Dedicated IT laboratory’s with internet access
  • Dedicated automotive training classrooms
  • Meeting and function rooms
  • Attached restaurant

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

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).

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