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Vehicle Body Repair Intermediate Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship at Sandwell College

Course description

This high quality work-based learning programme is ideal for young people who wish to go into the accident repair business, or who are already working in the automotive industry.

Course content

This is a two to three-year course where you will attend college one day per week and spend four days in the workplace, gaining practical skills. Some of the award includes a Vocational Competence Qualification (VCQ), which is assessed in the workplace.
On the Apprenticeship programme you could be repairing non-structural body panels.
On the Advanced Apprenticeship programme you could be removing and replacing vehicle body panels or rectifying vehicle misalignment or mixing and matching vehicle painting colours.

Entry requirements

Entry is subject to a satisfactory interview and college assessment of English, Maths and IT skills. GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths is desirable for the Advanced Apprenticeship.


Assessment will be through a combination of coursework and portfolio in college and within the workplace. External examinations will cover Key Skills and Technical Certificate.
Your progress on the course will be regularly monitored through individual tutorials.

Future opportunities

As well as direct employment, successful learners often go on to complete an Advanced Apprenticeship. Advanced Apprentices can progress to the Level 4 qualification in Automotive Engineering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sandwell College directly.

Last updated date: 01 June 2016

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