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Vehicle Body and Paint Apprenticeship Level 3 at North Lindsey College

Course description

Apprenticeships are employment led programmes designed for young people aged 16 - 24. You will have a job within vehicle body trade where you will earn real wages and combine this with learning technical skills. You will also come to College to develop your practical skills and to learn the underpinning knowledge. College attendance is generally one day per week.

Course content

You must achieve all components to receive an Advanced Apprenticeship Award. 
Two routes are available on the advanced apprenticeship in vehicle body and paint operations. The Vehicle Body Repair route combines traditional panel beating skills with modern techniques of panel replacement and mono-shell rectification on light or heavy vehicles to rectify minor damage to vehicles. The vehicle body refinishing route specialises in producing a painted finish to new or repaired body panels and areas of defective paintwork. 

- Body Repair Route:
- Level 3 Diploma Vehicle Body and Paint Operations Body Repair Competence 
- Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair Body Repair Principles 
- Functional Skills - Level 2 Mathematics, English and ICT

- Body Refinishing Route:
- Level 3 Diploma Vehicle Body and Paint Operations Refinishing Competences 
- Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Refinishing Principles 
- Functional Skills - Level 2 Mathematics, English and ICT

Entry requirements

- Apprenticeship in Vehicle Body and Paint Operations or equivalent
- Employment within Vehicle Body and Paint Operations 


You will primarily be assessed by observation, written statements, oral and written questioning and mini assignments. Your assessor will visit you in the workplace to carry out assessments. Functional Skills are assessed by a portfolio of evidence plus externally assessed test. Both Diplomas in vehicle body repair and paint operations is assessed by an external test. 

Your progress on the programme will be reviewed a minimum of every 10 - 12 weeks. This is normally done in your workplace. Targets will be set that reflect your individual needs.

Future opportunities

On completion of an apprenticeship your career prospects will have significantly improved and you can progress to technical or supervisory positions in the industry. You might also choose to progress to further study with an HND or foundation degree.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Lindsey College directly.

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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