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Vehicle Refinishing Advanced 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:- Diploma in Vehicle Refinishing Level 3- Technical Certificate in Vehicle Refinishing Level 3- Employees Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (if not complete at L2)Functional Skills Level 2 in:- Mathematics- English- ICTExamples 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 6, one week block periods per year, a total of 30 days per year.What's next?Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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.Achieve 50% in Level 2 diagnostics in English and Mathematics.


The Certificate is evaluated through:- a series of practical and on-line assessments- a portfolio of work.The Technical Certificate is assessed through: - theory based tests or assignmentsFunctional Skills are assessed through:- tests where appropriateAverage duration is 19 months.

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Benefits to company:- Grow a competent and loyal workforce- Train to national standards but tailor the training to our own business- Increase confidence within the team- Increase quality of work and in turn increase the reputation of your businessBenefit to individual:- Gain skills and knowledge within an area in constant demand- Maximise future possibilities- Increase confidence and motivation

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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