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Accident Repair (Body) Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at Sussex Downs College

Course description

An apprenticeship framework is made up of a number of qualifications aimed at equipping you with the skills which form the basis of a career in the industry. You must achieve all elements to be awarded your apprenticeship. These include a mainly theoretical qualification known as the technical certificate, a mainly practical work-based qualification (formerly the NVQ, now called the VCQ) and functional skills qualifications in the core subjects of English, Maths and IT. The technical certificate which you will study in College combines workshop-based training with the related theory. The practical work includes an introduction to MIG brazing and makes use of more advanced tools such the plasma cutter. You will also develop metal finishing skills including single-sided repairs. The theory lessons are important in developing your knowledge and understanding of the technical areas of your work. To achieve the VCQ in the workplace, you will show your practical skills by carrying out related tasks. Your on-site assessor will visit you to assess your progress. If you do not already have GSCE English, maths and IT at grade C or above you will have to take an equivalent Functional Skills qualifications which is a requirement of all apprenticeship programmes.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

You should be working at the level of at least 4 GCSEs at D grade or above. Ideally you will have achieved C grade in English, maths and IT

Assessment

By practical work and theory tests in College and by building an assessed portfolio in the workplace. Functional Skill (English, maths and IT) are assessed by the completion of tests in each subject.You must achieve all elements to be awarded your apprenticeship. We welcome all enquiries and will be happy to give you further advice and guidance.

Future opportunities

You may be able to progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship or MET L3. You will need to be with a company who undertakes more complex work in order to be able to complete the VCQ at Level 3. You will also need to be capable of achieving Level 2 in any Functional Skills in which you do not already have a GSCE pass at grade C or above.

Further information

You will need to attend College for one day per week. This may include weeks outside of the College term time. For the rest of your working week you will be at your place of work, learning by doing the job under supervision. You will be visited regularly by a college assessor who will both assess your work-based qualification and review your progress with you and your employer in all elements of the framework, including progress in functional skills, You will need to take some responsibility for your own learning and you will be supported and trained to do this. This will include working in your own time to complete revision or to maintain your portfolio.

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.

Last updated date: 22 May 2018
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