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Vehicle Body Repair Apprenticeship Level 2 at Lincoln College

Course description

An ideal course for those wanting working as a body repair technician or panel beater.

This type of technician is often known as a body repair technician or panel beater. When a vehicle has been in an accident or in need of restoration then a vehicle body repair technician repairs the vehicle body. On this apprenticeship you’ll learn how to estimate costs, an essential skill if the body shop is going to make money. You will also learn how to repair and replace damaged cosmetic and structural panels. You will learn how to use electric and plastic welding equipment and you will get to use specialist body jigs and tools.

Apprenticeships develop an extensive range of practical skills which include:

  • Assessing and estimating costs
  • Dealing with customers and insurance companies
  • Making decisions on whether to repair or replace
  • Keeping records of work carried out
  • Removing Mechanical/electrical/trim (MET)
  • Removing and replacing damaged cosmetic panels
  • Removing and replacing structural panels
  • Repairing damaged panels (metal finishing and filling techniques)
  • How vehicles are constructed and how individual components are put together to create modern vehicle systems
  • Health and safety in the work place
  • How to communicate and interact with other people

There are two levels of apprenticeship. Intermediate (Level 2) will gain you a semi-qualified status. The Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship and will give you a fully qualified status.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE Grades A-E (Maths, English & Science)
  • Qualification requirements may differ upon the request of the employer.
  • Employment or placement within the retail motor industry

We recommend that you register your interest in the course by completing the application form at the earliest opportunity.


Continual assessment of an electronic portfolio completed throughout your apprenticeship. Written statements of tasks, task observations and multi-choice computer based examinations of underpinning knowledge. Functional Skills are assessed through course work and examinations.

Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship programme, learners would be given the opportunity to progress onto the Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship subject to certain criteria.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 January 2017

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