Vehicle Body Refinishing Apprenticeship Level 2 at Lincoln College
This apprenticeship is for those who want to learn how to apply paint and finishes to a vehicle that has been repaired by the vehicle body repairer.
This apprenticeship is for those who want to learn how to apply paint and finishes to a vehicle that has been repaired by the vehicle body repairer. You will become brilliant at recognising the various materials used on vehicles and the prep needed to be done before applying the paints and finishes. It’s a skilled job and you’ll also be taught how to estimate costs accurately as well as given a thorough briefing in health and safety.
Apprenticeships develop an extensive range of practical skills which include:
Paint technicians are the people responsible for preparing vehicles to be painted after damage has occurred or panels have been replaced after an accident. This will include repairing minor scratches to match the rest of the vehicle.
Duties of a paint technician may include:
- Assessing and estimating costs
- Dealing with customers and insurance companies
- Keeping records of work carried out
- Removing Mechanical/electrical/trim (MET)
- Repairing damaged panels (metal finishing and filling techniques)
- Health and safety in the work place
- How to communicate and interact with other people.
- Preparing relevant areas and adjoining areas for blending.
- Masking out areas to be repaired.
- Plastic filler repairs
- Mixing and applying etch, plastic and other primers.
- Selecting, mixing and tinting of vehicle colours
- Application of modern paint systems
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.
- 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, students will be given the opportunity to progress onto the Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship subject to certain criteria.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lincoln College directly.