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Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Competence (VCQ) / Principles (VRQ) Level 3 Diploma (Motor Mechanics) at Doncaster, Rotherham and District Motor Trades GTA Ltd (Doncaster GTA)

Course description

Work-based Level 3 Apprenticeship career that can lead onto employment as a Vehicle Refinishing Technician for applicants who successfully complete the course. Use of measuring equipment required in vehicle refinishing. Vehicle preparation to accept foundation paint coats. Mixing of foundation paint coats. Application of foundation paint coats. Health and safety awareness in a vehicle refinishing workshop. Working within groups and as an individual. Responsibilities for personal actions taken.

Entry requirements

The course offers you a specialist work-based qualification to support progression from a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship.  

Applicants should expect to obtain or have GCSE's at Grade D or above, in English, Mathematics, Technology and a Science. But more importantly they must want to pursue a career in the vehicle repair industry.

Future opportunities

The course offers you a specialist work-based qualification progression from Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship and fully qualified status as a Vehicle Refinishing Technician.  With further training, you could continue to develop your career into workshop MOT Tester, Supervisor or Manager.  The course is work-based which means you can earn and learn at the same time whilst developing the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers are looking for.

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Course code: 500/9822/6 - 500/9688/6
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    • Doncaster, Rotherham and District Motor Trades GTA Ltd have been trading since 1972 and has grown over the years to become one, if not the largest, Specialist Transport, Logistics, Business Administration and Motor Trade Training Association Centre in South Yorkshire, with Training Centres in Doncaster and Sheffield.