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Vehicle Refinishing Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at PETROC

Course description

The advanced apprenticeship will involve more complex tasks, for example - preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces, establishing paint defects, applying topcoats and completing refinishing and colour matching.

Course content

Knowledge will be assessed by a technical diploma in both theory and practical subjects and be completed at college. Evidence from the workplace will go towards a portfolio.

Entry requirements

Students must have successfully completed the Level 2 Apprenticeship.


The course is assessed by both written and practical means. Students will be required to complete multiple choice question papers set on line. Practical assessments will be carried out in the workshop. The assessments in the workshop will be graded as 'competent' or 'not competent'. Students who do not pass first time will be given the opportunity to retake the assessment after guidance and further training. Assessments will also be carried out in the workplace.

Further information

This course is run at the Brannams Campus, Barnstaple, in a teaching environment that is similar to a modern vehicle body repair centre.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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