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Vehicle Refinishing Apprenticeship at Northampton College

Course description

With millions of cars on the road there is a high demand for skilled technicians to maintain and repair them. This Apprenticeship will help the candidates become conversant with vehicle paint finishes used in the vehicle repair industry. It will cover activities that are undertaken by body refinishers working on a wide range of vehicles. The candidate will need to cover:• Certificate in Vehicle Refinishing Level 2• Technical Certificate in Vehicle Refinishing Level 2• Functional Skills Level 1 in Application of Number, Communication and Information TechnologyExamples of units covered:• Rectify paint defects• Prepare vehicles to accept foundation coats• Apply primer/foundation coatsThe training is delivered in the workplace and at Northampton College. Apprentices will have to attend college for six one week block periods per year, a total of 30 days per year.

Course content

Apprentices gain practical skills and qualifications that your business needs both now and in the future. They deliver a tailored development programme working alongside the in-house training of your business to attain a nationally recognised qualification.

Entry requirements

You must be in relevant employment to start an Apprenticeship


• The Certificate is evaluated through a series of practical and on-line assessments and a portfolio of work.• The Technical Certificate is assessed through theory based tests or assignments• Functional Skills are assessed through a portfolio of work and tests where appropriateAverage duration is 24 months.

Future opportunities


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Benefits to company?Increase quality of the work and in turn increasing the reputation of your businessGrow a competent and loyal workforceTrain to national standards but tailor the training to our own businessBenefit to individualGain skills and knowledge within an area in constant demandMaximise future possibilities and increase your earning potentialWhat's next?Vehicle Refinishing Advanced Apprenticeship

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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