Motor Vehicle Accident Repair (Body or Paint) Apprenticeship at Sheffield College
This is a 2 year full time work based training course
About the course
On this course you can work towards qualifications specialising in either: Body Repair, Paint Refinishing, Body Building or MET - Mechanical, Electrical and Trim.
As an apprentice, you will be working on cars or commercial vehicles undertaking a variety of supervised tasks. Your duties will vary depending on the qualification you are working towards. The Body repair route will include repairing plastics and metals, removal and refitting of non-structural panels and welding techniques. The Paint refinish route will include preparation of plastic and metal panels, primer application and fault rectification. You will also cover health and safety in the workplace and use of tools on all routes.
Your college day will cover technical theory and practical (workshop and classroom) in your chosen specialism. If you need to complete functional skills qualifications, these will also be delivered on your college day.
To be an apprentice you need to be employed by a company for 40 hours per week which includes one day a week attendance at college.
Will this course suit me?
An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated and enthusiastic and can work well as part of a team. You must be prepared for hard work and be good with your hands. Please note: this course may not be suitable for students with asthma.
- VCQ Level 2 Diploma in Body Repair or Paint
- VRQ Level 2 Diploma in Body Repair or Paint
- Employer Rights and Responsibilities
- Functional maths, English and ICT level 1 (if GCSEs are over 5 years old)
4 GCSEs at 3/D or acceptable alternatives plus a minimum Grade 3 in English Language and Maths.
You will be asssed at your place of work in addition to taking on line exams.
Where can it lead?
You can progress onto the level 3 Apprenticeship in all specialist areas (Body Repair, Body Building, Paint Refinishing and MET).
Possible career opportunities could include working in an accident repair garage, as a mobile repair technician working for a railway company or working on cars or commercial vehicles.
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Thursday 25th October 2018, 4pm - 7pm
- Wednesday 21st November 2018, 4pm - 7pm
- Tuesday 29th January 2019, 4pm - 7pm
- Monday 4th March 2019, 4pm - 7pm
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.