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Vehicle Accident Repair (Paint) (Level 3) Advanced Apprenticeship at Central College Nottingham

Course description

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

Course content

  • Working with Plastic Materials and Components
  • Preparing Metal and Pre-painted Surfaces
  • Establishing Paint Defects
  • Applying Topcoats and Completing
  • Refinishing including Colour Matching
  • 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 Vehicle Body Repair Shop carrying out appropriate tasks. In addition, applicants must have achieved 4 GCSEs at grades A* to C and a Level 2 Vehicle Paint 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. You will have the advantage of an online e-learning package to help you achieve your target.

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 the Automotive Accident Repair industry.

Further information

To be an Advanced Apprentice Paint Technician you must be employed in a Vehicle Body Repair shop 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.