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Vehicle Damage Assessment (Level 3) Advanced Apprenticeship at Central College Nottingham

Course description

The programme covers the advanced technical and practical needs for today’s Automotive Body Repair industry. It provides advanced technical knowledge for people working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of vehicle refinishing facilities.

Course content

  • Establish and Record Different Types of Customers and Their Needs
  • Establish and Record Vehicle Data
  • Appraise Damaged Vehicles and Estimate Repair Costs
  • Establish the Correct Repair Methods, Vehicle Construction and Materials
  • Appraise and Value Vehicles Pre-Accident Condition and Correctly Categorise Vehicle Salvage
  • Health and Safety
  • English and Maths

English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

You will need to be employed in a Motor Vehicle Service Reception carrying out appropriate tasks. In addition, applicants must have achieved 4 GCSEs at grades A* to C and a Level 2 Automotive Repair qualification or other equivalent qualification.


For each module you will have to complete course work, written assignments, practical assessments, online tests and work based observations.

Future opportunities

Subject to meeting the subject criteria be able to move onto a Higher Apprenticeship or specialist training to further improve your knowledge and skills.

A career in Automotive Repair industry as a Vehicle Damage Assessor.

Further information

To be an Advanced Apprentice Vehicle Damage Assessor you must be employed in an Automotive service reception working a minimum of 30 hours per week.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 March 2016
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    • This centre is home to Emtec as well some of the industry's leading training providers. Training takes place in modern, purpose built facilities in Ruddington where automotive training in conjunction with motor manufacturers has been taking place for over 15 years.