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Apprenticeship in Vehicle Body Repair

Level 2

Key Facts

Level:Level 2

Full-time/part-time:Apprenticeship

Duration:Apprenticeship, 2 years. Advanced Apprenticeship, 1 year.

Start Date:28th April 2017

Location:Newark Campus

Course Code:434AD2ARB

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An ideal course for those wanting working as a body repair technician or panel beater.

This type of technician is often known as a body repair technician or panel beater. When a vehicle has been in an accident or in need of restoration then a vehicle body repair technician repairs the vehicle body. On this apprenticeship you’ll learn how to estimate costs, an essential skill if the body shop is going to make money. You will also learn how to repair and replace damaged cosmetic and structural panels. You will learn how to use electric and plastic welding equipment and you will get to use specialist body jigs and tools.

Apprenticeships develop an extensive range of practical skills which include:

  • Assessing and estimating costs
  • Dealing with customers and insurance companies
  • Making decisions on whether to repair or replace
  • Keeping records of work carried out
  • Removing Mechanical/electrical/trim (MET)
  • Removing and replacing damaged cosmetic panels
  • Removing and replacing structural panels
  • Repairing damaged panels (metal finishing and filling techniques)
  • How vehicles are constructed and how individual components are put together to create modern vehicle systems
  • Health and safety in the work place
  • How to communicate and interact with other people
     

There are two levels of apprenticeship. Intermediate (Level 2) will gain you a semi-qualified status. The Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship and will give you a fully qualified status.


Job roles of an Intermediate Apprentice in Vehicle Body Repair


Trainee: Body Repairer
When vehicles are damaged in accidents they are taken to a body repair workshop. Here they will have specialist body repair technicians also known as panel beaters who specialise in repairing or replacing damaged panels


As a body repair apprentice you could work in an independent garage, a particular manufacturer or dealership. You will need a work placement where you will complete the majority of your time and assessments. You will attend Lincoln College one day each week to complete theory and practical training.

Apprentices and students work together on exciting practical projects – take a look: http://bteclincolncollege.blogspot.co.uk/

 

What will I learn?

Integral to the Level 2 qualification and important to your progression within the trade are features that include:

  • Functional skills that include English, Mathematics and Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Recognised City & Guilds Diploma to show your knowledge
  • Recognised City & Guilds Diploma to show your practical competence

These skills combine to enable you to keep up to date with modern vehicle technology as it is now and future developments

  • GCSE Grades A-E (Maths, English & Science)
  • Qualification requirements may differ upon the request of the employer.
  • Employment or placement within the retail motor industry

We recommend that you register your interest in the course by completing the application form at the earliest opportunity.


If you need any additional learning support the college are able to help
 

Continual assessment of an electronic portfolio completed throughout your apprenticeship. Written statements of tasks, task observations and multi-choice computer based examinations of underpinning knowledge. Functional Skills are assessed through course work and examinations.

Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship programme, learners would be given the opportunity to progress onto the Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship subject to certain criteria.

If you are aged 16-18 the Apprenticeship is fully funded, therefore there will be no cost to you or your employer.

If you are aged 19 or over, the Apprenticeship is part funded, therefore the will be no fee for the Apprentice, however your employer will be asked to pay a contribution – details can be provided.

If you are aged 24 and over (on 01 August 2013) and wanting to study a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, the Apprentice will be required to pay a fee towards the training in addition to your employer paying a contribution.

Ask us about the 24+ Advanced Learning Loans introduced by the Government to help those aged 24 and over fund their Level 3 Apprenticeships.

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