Motor Vehicle Refinishing Apprenticeship Level 3 at Bolton College
Our Apprenticeship programmes will give you vital hands-on experience, learning from real life situations, with the guidance of industry professionals. You’ll gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in your chosen career.
This course will focus on repairing and refinishing body interiors of all kinds of motor vehicles. You will learn how to apply paint and finishes to vehicles that have been repaired.
Bolton College is one of the few places in the Greater Manchester / Lancashire area that offers Motor Vehicle Engineering training.
Apprenticeships are the ideal way of breaking into the automotive industry, as they provide ‘on the job’ experience combined with expert tuition.
The course is a great way to build on your skills and gain a recognised qualification whilst also earning a salary. Plus, 90% of apprentices stay in employment after finishing their Apprenticeship!*
What you'll learn
The Advanced Level Apprenticeship Incorporates a greater level of responsibility within your daily tasks and duties. Once accepted on to the Apprenticeship, you’ll study on a ‘release’ basis, spending occasional days at the College learning the knowledge that supports your Apprenticeship and the majority of your working days with your employer.
During your Apprenticeship, you will be trained and assessed in a variety of specialisms within the automotive industry. The exact areas covered will vary according to the focus of your course and the needs and demands of your employer. Typical areas covered include:
- Working Safely & Effectively
- Foundation Skills
- Vehicle Refinishing Tools
- Vehicle Refinish
You’ll also gain:
- Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths, English & IT, unless you have achieved grades 8-4 (A-C) at GCSE or equivalent
- Employee Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
- Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)
We also encourage English & maths study to Level 3 if required for your chosen HE course or career.
To complete an Apprenticeship you will need an employer who is willing to support you throughout your training. If you have not found one, we can help you with your search.
We’d like to see a proven track record of very good attendance at work/school, along with a good reference from school/a previous employer. We also ask that you have a satisfactory level of English and maths and a Level 2 and/or a thorough knowledge of your chosen sector.
You’ll be assessed flexibly, both in the workplace and at College, through oral/written questions, assignments and practical work. We’ll also ask you to compile a portfolio of practical work to provide evidence of what you have learned.
On successful completion of this Apprenticeship, you could progress onto full-time employment, professional job-specific qualifications, Higher Apprenticeships or a degree programme.
Following further study you could work as:
- A Motor Vehicle Technician where you could earn between £15,000 and £20,000 a year, depending on experience.
- A Vehicle Body Repairer, earning an average wage of around £26,000 per year.
- A Mechanic, earning between £18,000 and £35,000 a year.
Our £75 million campus offers:
- A fitness suite and sports hall
- Apple Mac suites
- A theatre and dance studios
- A café selling Costa coffee
- Wella-approved hair salons
Number 1 for Achievement Rates
We’re the number one General FE and Tertiary College for 16-18 achievement rates in Greater Manchester.
Ofsted Grade 2 ‘Good’
Ofsted also agrees; in February we were inspected and graded 2 for ‘Good’. Ofsted highlighted the fact that our learners develop good employability and personal skills and that a high proportion progress to Apprenticeships, employment or Higher Education.
The College will support you throughout your time here. In College, you will receive personal support from your tutor; out of College, you will have your own personal Assessor, who will visit you in the workplace.
During their recent visit in February 2017, Ofsted commended the College for its provision of “well targeted information, advice and careers guidance, which meets individual needs and enables learners to make informed choices about the next steps in their learning and career”.
Discover what Bolton College can do for you by attending one of our Young People’s Open Events at our Deane Road campus.
Thursday 12th October 2017, 4.30pm - 8pm
Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 4.30pm - 8pm
Wednesday 7th February 2018, 4.30pm - 8pm
Thursday 28th September 2017, 3.30pm – 7pm
Disclaimer: The Government is currently introducing positive Apprenticeship reform with the creation of Employer Trailblazer Groups, who are developing new Apprenticeship standards. As such, Apprenticeship qualifications may be subject to change.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.